A Review of the US ETF Industry

The growth of the ETF industry in the U.S. in recent years has been phenomenal. ETF providers have sliced and diced equities, fixed income instruments and other assets into every way possible. Yet still new ETFs continue to launched on a regular basis.

As of October this year, a total of 1,240 Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) were managed by 37 ETF providers.The total assets in these funds equaled a whopping $1.3 Trillion.

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Some of the interesting facts about the ETF industry include:

The top 10 ETFs by asset size as of October, 2012 are shown below:

 

The presence of two emerging market funds (VWO and EEM) among the top five shows investors’  interest in emerging markets.

Source: ETF SNAPSHOT: October 2012, SPDR

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