At the end of December 2014, the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,106 ETFs/ETPs, with 6,376 listings, from 49 providers on 26 exchanges.
Assets in European ETFs/ETPs ended the year at $460bn (€390bn), which is below the record of $477.4bn (€404bn) in assets set at the end of August 2014.
We expect the European ETF/ETP industry to break through the $500bn (€423.8bn) milestone in 2015.
There are 49 providers of ETFs/ETPs with the top 3 providers: iShares, db x/db ETC and Lyxor AM accounting for a combined market share of 68.2% which has declined from 70.7% at the end of 2013.
Over the past year the market share for iShares has declined from 48.1% to 46.2% while the market shares for db x/db ETC and Lyxor AM have remained virtually unchanged going from 12.1 to 12.0% and from 10.5% to 10.0% respectively.
The number of ETFs/ETPs that have over $1bn (€847m) in assets has increased during 2014 to 103. There has been an increase in new product launches in 2014 compared to 2013, while there have been more closures in 2014.
MSCI has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks reflecting a 23.7% market share, STOXX is second with a 20.0% market share, followed by S&P Dow Jones with a 13.6%.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘biggest manager you have never heard of’, Jonathan Boyd has caught up with PGIM for insight into its Europe region developments as part of global expansion