Worldwide ETF assets under management 2003-2018

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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Development of assets of global Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) from 2003 to 2018 (in billion U.S. dollars)

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Assets in billion U.S. dollars
20184,685
20174,692
20163,424
20152,899
20142,675
20132,284
20121,772
20111,355
20101,313
20091,041
2008716
2007807
2006580
2005417
2004283.2
2003204.3
Assets in billion U.S. dollars
20184,685
20174,692
20163,424
20152,899
20142,675
20132,284
20121,772
20111,355
20101,313
20091,041
2008716
2007807
2006580
2005417
2004283.2
2003204.3
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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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