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Global ETF Assets Under Management Hit All Time

Latest Data From the ETF Research and Implementation Strategy Team at Barclays Global Investors Reveals Global ETF Assets Have Been Pushed to an All Time High of US$891 Bn at End August 2009, Driven by Emerging Market and Fixed Income ETFs

Global ETF assets have hit an all time high of US$891 Bn at the end of August 2009, which is 3.9% above the previous all time high of US$858 Bn set in July 2009, and 10.6% above the high set in April 2008, according to the latest figures from Barclays Global Investors.

The global ETF industry had 1,773 ETFs with 3,137 listings, assets of US$891 Bn from 95 providers on 41 exchanges at the end of August 2009. YTD assets have risen by 25.3%, which is more than the 18.0% rise in the MSCI World Index in US dollar terms. Contrasting this to the latest data from Strategic Insight, net inflows to mutual funds excluding ETFs were US$5.3 Bn, while net sales of ETFs were US$49.0 Bn during the first six months of 2009. Emerging market equity ETFs have seen the largest increase in assets, growing by US$51.8 Bn YTD to reach US$378.1 Bn at the end of August 2009. Fixed Income ETFs was the next most popular asset category with ETF assets rising by US$41.1 Bn to reach US$144.9 Bn at the end of August 2009.

Deborah Fuhr, Global Head of ETF Research & Implementation Strategy at BGI, said, “The net inflows of US$49.0 Bn in the past six months shows demand for ETFs is still growing as clients view ETFs as useful tools to help them implement many types of exposures.”

The top five providers in Europe, according to AUM at the end of August, are iShares with $76.32bn, Lyxor Asset Management with $39.71bn, db x-trackers with $31.19bn, Credit Suisse Asset Management with $7.30bn and Zurich Cantonal Bank wit $5.75bn.

via Global ETF AUM Hit All Time HighLatest Data From the ETF Research and Implementation Strategy Team at Barclays Global Investors Reveals Global ETF Assets Have Been Pushed to an All Time High of US$891 Bn at End August 2009, Driven by Emerging Market and Fixed Income ETFs.

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