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


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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