February 21, 2013 at 09:00 AM EST
One ETF Issuer Stands Out From The Rest
For issuers of ETFs, it is no secret that the barriers to entry are relatively high. While many have the ability to create a new exchange-traded product, keeping it alive has proven a difficult task for many. It seems that investors have allocated their trust to the oldest and largest funds, leaving a tough road ahead for young products. But that issue does not stop at the individual fund level; it is also present among the various issuers [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. The Biggest ETF Issuers There are approximately 1,450 ETPs active with nearly $1.4 trillion in total combined assets in the ETF world. But despite those staggering figures, they can be mostly attributed to just three issuers: iShares (BlackRock), State Street and Vanguard. Together, these three account for 85% of all ETF assets. iShares: $587,383,664,000 in total assets with 279 funds State Street: $339,911,267,000 in [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: How Well Do The 5 Biggest ETFs Track Their Indexes? How To Use A Breakout Trading Strategy For ETFs 10 Questions About ETFs You’ve Been Too Afraid To Ask Daily ETF Roundup: Jobs Report Boosts Markets Favorite ETF Positions For 5 Super Investors
For issuers of ETFs, it is no secret that the barriers to entry are relatively high. While many have the ability to create a new exchange-traded product, keeping it alive has proven a difficult task for many. It seems that investors have allocated their trust to the oldest and largest funds, leaving a tough road ahead for young products. But that issue does not stop at the individual fund level; it is also present among the various issuers [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. The Biggest ETF Issuers There are approximately 1,450 ETPs active with nearly $1.4 trillion in total combined assets in the ETF world. But despite those staggering figures, they can be mostly attributed to just three issuers: iShares (BlackRock), State Street and Vanguard. Together, these three account for 85% of all ETF assets. iShares: $587,383,664,000 in total assets with 279 funds State Street: $339,911,267,000 in [...]

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