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Deborah Fuhr on the drivers that push investors to embrace ETFs

Monday, April 29, 2013

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Deborah Fuhr
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

Global assets invested in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) hit an all-time high of nearly $2 trillion ($1.95tln) at the end of 2012, increasing by 27.6% from $1.53tln to $1.95tln during the year, according to ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy boutique specialised in the ETF and ETP industry. The 10-year compounded annual growth rate of global ETF and ETP assets at the end of 2012 was 29.6%. And at the end of Q1 2013, assets grew to $2.09tln. The global ETF/ETP industry then had 4,778 ETFs and ETPs with 9,847 listings and 209 providers on 56 exchanges.

An ETF is a security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold.

Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at London-based ETFGI (ETF Global Insight), recently talked to Sona Blessing on Opalesque Radio about the rise in global ETF and ETP assets.

Before co-founding ETFGI, Ms. Fuhr was gl......................

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