European etf assets close to 300bn for 2012

European ETF assets stand on course to breach the $300bn barrier, having grown 10.2% year-to-date, according to independent consultant ETFGI.

European etf assets close to 300bn for 2012

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As at the end of August, the European ETF industry comprised of 1,327 ETFs, with 4,812 listings, making up total assets of $295bn (£185bn). This includes data from 40 providers across 22 exchanges.

Total year-to-date ETFs and ETPs inflows stand at $16.1bn on a net basis. Fixed income funds have gathered the largest net inflows at $5.8bn, followed by commodity products at $4.8bn and equity ETFs at $4bn.

On a global scale, ETF assets have grown 16.3% this year to $1,573bn. Vanguard leads the way with net ETF inflows of $37.7bn, followed by iShares with $34.3bn and SPDR ETFs at $10.8bn net inflows.

In total, the global ETF and ETP industry comprises 4,713 products, with 9,620 listings, assets of $1,762bn, from 204 providers on 56 exchanges.
 

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