The ASX exchange-traded product (ETP) market has reached $20 billion in assets under management as at 30 October 2015.
According to the ASX funds monthly update, it took 12 years for the ETP sector to reach $10 billion, and only two years to hit $20 billion, reaching the sum in October.
“The rise in assets reflects positive inflows and new product development,” said ASX.
“It also reflects the growing popularity of ETPs among retail investors.”
BlackRock’s iShares in the largest issuer in Australia with 32.4 per cent of the market, followed by State Street at 23.7 per cent, BetaShares at 14.1 per cent and Vanguard at 22.9 per cent.
Australian equities is the most commonly traded exchange-traded product asset by value, holding 44.7 per cent of market share. This is followed by global equity at 40.9 per cent and Australian fixed income at 9.6 per cent.
The market capitalisation of Australian equity equates to $31.6 billion with global equity standing at $13.5 billion, according to the ASX.
As at October 2014, the ASX funds segment – including ETPs, A-REITS, LICs and mFunds – was valued at just over $200 billion. The total value of the sector now exceeds $233 billion.