MARKETS & INVESTING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Global ETF’s assets up by 24%

The industry’s assets amounted to US$1,469 at the end of April 2011.

At the end of April 2011, the global ETF industry had 2,670 ETFs with 6,021 listings and assets of US$1,469.8 bn, from 140 providers on 48 exchanges around the world. This compares to 2,189 ETFs with 4,354 listings and assets of US$1,113.1 bn from 122 providers on 42 exchanges at the end of April 2010, according to BlackRock’s report.

Additionally, there were 1,149 other ETPs with 1,872 listings and assets of US$201.1 bn from 57 providers on 23 exchanges. This compares to 778 ETPs with 1,099 listings and assets of US$182.0 bn from 45 providers on 18 exchanges, at the end of April 2010. Combined, there were 3,819 products with 7,893 listings, assets of US$1,670.9 bn from 176 providers on 52 exchanges around the world. This compares to 2,967 products with 5,453 listings, assets of US$1,295.1 bn from 150 providers on 44 exchanges, at the end of April 2010.

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