Eurooppalaiset ETF:t täyttävät 15 vuotta

Ensimmäiset pörssinoteeratut rahastot eli ETF:t tuotiin Euroopan markkinoille vuosituhannen vaihteessa 15 vuotta sitten.

Ensimmäisenä listattiin Saksan pörssiin kaksi eurooppalaisiin osakkeisiin sijoittavaa BlackRockin iShares-tuotetta: iShares STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETF ja iShares EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF. Pian näiden jälkeen listattiin Lontoon pörssiin iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF.

Pörssilistattuja tuotteita (ETP) on tarjolla tällä hetkellä yhteensä 2 269 kappaletta 22 eri pörsissä eri puolilla Eurooppaa. Tuotteita tarjoaa kaikkiaan 45 eri toimijaa. Niihin on sijoitettuna lähes 460 miljardia euroa (noin 494 miljardia Yhdysvaltain dollaria).

”ETF:t ovat yksi 2000-luvun menestystarinoista sijoitusmarkkinoilla. Vain 15 vuodessa tämä markkina on kasvanut lähes 500 miljardin dollarin suuruiseksi tarjoamalla asiakkaille tehokkuutta, läpinäkyvyyttä ja vastinetta rahoille”, sanoo Rachel Lord, iSharesin EMEA-alueen johtaja.

”Eurooppalaisten ETF:ien suosio kasvaa nopeasti nykyisistä taloudellisista ja geopoliittisista epävarmuuksista huolimatta. Itse asiassa ETF:ien kasvu on Euroopassa nopeampaa kuin maailmanlaajuinen keskiarvo, ja Eurooppa on merkittävässä asemassa muokkaamassa ETF-alaa. Odotamme ETF-markkinoiden ylittävän biljoonan dollarin rajan Euroopassa vuoteen 2019 mennessä. Maailmanlaajuisesti odotamme ETF-tuotteissa olevan tuolloin sijoitettuna noin 6 biljoonaa dollaria".

ETF-markkinat ovat kehittyneet paljon. Kehitystä on tapahtunut erityisesti niche-markkinoille ja vaihtoehtoisiin kohteisiin, kuten hyödyke- tai kiinteistömarkkinoille, sijoittavissa rahastoissa.

“Uskomme erityisesti niiden sijoittajien, jotka nyt käyttävät OTC-joukkolainoja ja -futuureja, siirtyvän ETF-tuotteisiin niiden likviditeetin ja matalien kustannusten takia. ETF-markkinoille siirtyy uusia eurooppalaisia sijoittajia päivittäin,” Rachel Lord sanoo.

Juhlavuoden kunniaksi BlackRock on koonnut 15-vuotiserityisraportin ETP-markkinoista. Raportti kokonaisuudessaan liitteenä.

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Lisätietoja:
Anna-Mari Tiilikainen, Viestintätoimisto Cocomms
+358 50 558 0888
anna-mari.tiilikainen (at) cocomms.com

Lehdistökontakti:
Timi Oni
+44 (0) 20 7743 1592
timi.oni (at) blackrock.com

ETFs turn 15

On the 15th anniversary of European ETFs, BlackRock predicts US$1 trillion milestone is less than five years away

London, 9 April 2015 – Europe entered the year 2000 nervously, with fears the Y2K bug would damage systems dependent on global technology. But having sailed through this test it became a fertile year for innovation of many kinds, including in the European financial markets where the first exchange traded funds (ETFs) were launched.

The first ETFs to list in Europe were two European equity ETFs on Deutsche Börse on 11 April 2000: the iShares STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETF and iShares EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF. This was quickly followed by the first ETF to list on the UK’s London Stock Exchange on 28 April 2000, the iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF.

There are now 2,269 different exchange traded products in Europe, listed in 22 countries across the continent by 45 different providers. The industry holds US$494 billion in assets and the original UK ETF, iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF, has grown to become the largest UK equities ETF with £3.7bn in assets under management.

On the eve of the industry’s 15th anniversary, BlackRock’s Rachel Lord, Head of EMEA iShares, commented:

“ETFs are one of the success stories of twenty-first century investing in Europe. In just 15 years, this financial market has grown from scratch into an industry on the cusp of US$500 billion, by providing levels of efficiency, transparency and value-for-money that have democratised investing for those across the continent.

“ETFs domiciled in Europe continue to grow rapidly, despite recent economic and geopolitical uncertainties. In fact, the growth in uptake of ETFs here is far higher than the global average, and Europe is a major contributor to the shape and size of the global market. European ETFs will surpass US$500 billion any day now, and by 2019 when the industry emerges from its teenage years, we expect them to be greater than US$1 trillion within a global market of US$6 trillion.
 
“There have been many developments over this time, especially from funds tracking niche and alternative markets like commodities and real estate. Alongside ongoing innovation in areas such as smart beta, we believe investors will continue to turn to ETFs when choosing their core equity and bond market-weighted investments.
 
“We see growth coming from investors who have previously deployed capital using products traded over-the-counter - bonds and futures especially – who are turning to ETFs for the first time because of the liquidity and low costs. There is a clear trajectory ahead, and we’re welcoming new European investors to ETFs every day.”

 

To mark the anniversary, BlackRock’s ETP Landscape team has produced a special report with the latest data and information on the industry, which is available attached, along with the March ETP Landscape Report 2015.

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BlackRock

BlackRock on maailman johtavia sijoitusten ja riskien hallinnan sekä neuvontapalveluiden tarjoajia institutionaalisille ja yksityissijoittajille. BlackRockin hallinnoimat varat olivat 4 652 miljardia dollaria 31.12.2014. BlackRock auttaa asiakkaitaan saavuttamaan tavoitteensa ja selviämään haasteista tuotevalikoimansa avulla, johon kuuluu erillisiä tilejä, sijoitusrahastoja, pörssinoteerattuja iShares®-rahastoja ja muita yhteissijoitustuotteita. BlackRock tarjoaa myös riskienhallintaa, neuvontaa ja yritysinvestointijärjestelmäpalveluja laajalle institutionaalisten sijoittajien ryhmälle BlackRock Solutions®-brändillä. BlackRockin pääkonttori on New York Cityssä, ja sillä oli noin 12 200 työntekijää yli 30 maassa (31.12.2014). Yhtiö on vahvasti läsnä kaikille tärkeimmillä markkinoilla Pohjois- ja Etelä-Amerikka, Eurooppa, Aasia, Australia, Lähi-itä ja Afrikka mukaan lukien. Lisätietoja: www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | blogi: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

iShares
iShares on globaali pörssinoteerattujen ETF-rahastojen markkinajohtaja, joka on yli kymmenen vuoden ajan työskennellyt erikokoisten yksityisten ja institutionaalisten sijoittajien kanssa. Sillä on maailmanlaajuisesti yli 700 eri omaisuuslajien ja strategioiden rahastoa, ja sen hallinnoimat varat olivat yli 1000 miljardia dollaria 30.9.2014. iShares auttaa asiakkaita ympäri maailmaa rakentamaan sijoitussalkkunsa ytimen, pääsemään asetettuihin sijoitustavoitteisiin ja toteuttamaan markkinanäkemyksiään. iShares-rahastojen takana on BlackRockin ammattimainen salkunhoito ja riskinhallinta. BlackRockin hallinnoitavaksi on uskottu enemmän varoja kuin millekään muulle sijoitusyhtiölle.

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