Jan 18, 2011
The exchange traded world currently sits at over 1,100 products --- and there are another 700+ in registration. Assuming a number of closures this year offset a reasonable percentage of new ETFs, 1500 exchange traded products seems like a reasonably conservative estimate for where we are headed.
Below is a snapshot of a number of ETF firms and their assets at year end 2010 compared with assets on the same firms total assets December 31, 2005. Note that I have intentionally excluded the bigger ETF players -- all of which have also grown massively over the same time period.
$100 billion in assets now for these firms that had essentially zero five years ago. Not bad for a period that included a recession and a financial crisis.
Here is a view of the last 18 months of growth for Market Vectors (owned by Van Eck).
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