Over 3,300 Institutional Investors In 50 Countries Reported Holding ETFs/ETPs In 2012

ETFGIA new research report from ETFGI, the London based independent ETF and ETP research and consulting firm, finds that 3,367 institutional investors in 50 countries reported holding Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and/or Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) in 2012.

ETFGI’s Institutional Users of ETFs and ETPs 2012 report* examines and profiles the number and types of ETFs and ETPs being used by institutional investors globally from 2005 through 2012.

“We have seen a significant increase in the use of ETFs/ETPs by institutional investors. From 2005 to 2012 there was a 92% increase in the number of institutions that reported using ETFs/ETPs, going from 1,752 institutions globally in 2005 to 3,367 in 2012” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

2012 ETF and ETP Users by firm type, and by region


Source: Thomson Reuters, ETFGI.

The reported use of ETFs and ETPs by institutional investors has grown at 6.9% CAGR over the past five years through 2012.

The objective of the analysis in this report is to deliver a worldwide and detailed report on the trends in ETF and ETP investors by location and firm type. The purpose of this report is to provide answers to the following strategic questions:

  • Who are the investors?
  • What type of firms use ETFs and/or ETPs?
  • What size firms use ETFs and/or ETPs?
  • Where are the firms located?
  • What type of ETFs and/or ETPs do they use?
  • How have the trends evolved from 2005 through 2012?

These findings and more are available in the “ETFGI Institutional Users of ETFs and ETPs 2012 report”. Contact [email protected] if you would like to discuss subscribing to this report.

*Data source is Thomson Reuters/Lipper share ownership database.

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