More than 200 ETFs feature on ‘death list’ – Lipper

The number of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in Europe will continue to grow, but there are currently 241 European ETFs on a ‘death list’ for profitability reasons, according to Lipper.

The European ETF Industry Overview from Lipper found of the 1,711 ETFs registered for sale in Europe, 542 are older than three years, and 241 of these are smaller than €100m. This means they are less viable to run and puts them at risk of being placed under review by fund promoters, or on a so-called ‘death list.’

Lipper also predicted while the European ETF industry is heavily concentrated, with the top 46 ETFs accounting for almost 50% of overall AUM, it will continue to grow.

Lipper’s head of EMEA research and report author, Detlef Glow said the sector will continue to grow, although the rate will be slower and the impact from market movements will increase.


This article was first published on Investment Week

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