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Development of assets of global Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) from 2003 to 2018
(in billion U.S. dollars)
Worldwide ETF assets under management 2003-2018
The statistic presents the development of assets of Exchange Traded Funds worldwide from 2003 to 2018. In 2018, the assets managed by ETFs globally amounted to approximately 4.69 trillion U.S. dollars.

An exchange-traded fund is a type of investment fund, an instrument allowing to pool money from many investors and investing it in securities as specified in the fund prospectus, while benefiting from the advantages of group investment. ETFs are traded in a similar manner to stocks – on the stock exchange.

ETFs are an easy way for an investor to diversify their portfolio and are attractive to investors for a number of reasons. The stock-like features that they exhibit make them manageable, whether they are being used for asset allocation long-term investment purposes or a short-term market timed investment strategies. ETFs do not require active management, which has the advantage of making them relatively low cost. They also have typically low marketing costs and accounting expenses.
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Release date

February 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2003 to 2018

Worldwide ETF assets under management 2003-2018
The statistic presents the development of assets of Exchange Traded Funds worldwide from 2003 to 2018. In 2018, the assets managed by ETFs globally amounted to approximately 4.69 trillion U.S. dollars.

An exchange-traded fund is a type of investment fund, an instrument allowing to pool money from many investors and investing it in securities as specified in the fund prospectus, while benefiting from the advantages of group investment. ETFs are traded in a similar manner to stocks – on the stock exchange.

ETFs are an easy way for an investor to diversify their portfolio and are attractive to investors for a number of reasons. The stock-like features that they exhibit make them manageable, whether they are being used for asset allocation long-term investment purposes or a short-term market timed investment strategies. ETFs do not require active management, which has the advantage of making them relatively low cost. They also have typically low marketing costs and accounting expenses.
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