In absolute terms, BlackRock's iShares
] is winning the 2015 ETF race. Yet proportional growth figures tell a different story.
| Laurence D. Fink|
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Global Executive Committee Leader
Cinthia Murphy of ETF.com
notes that this year BlackRock's ETF assets have risen 8.7 percent to pass $827 billion, which translates into an ETF AUM jump of $66 billion. ETF AUM at Vanguard
], now the number two ETF provider by AUM, has risen more than 13 percent in 2015 to $483 billion, a jump of $56 billion.
On an absolute basis, WisdomTree's
] ETF AUM rose about $21 billion. Put another way, that's a 54-percent AUM jump, from $39 billion to about $60 billion.
Next, proportionately, is Goldman Sachs
], whose ETP assets rose from about $170 million to nearly $550 million so far this year, a 218-percent increase. In absolute terms, though, a $380-million ETF AUM increase seems quite modest.
], per ETF.com's
numbers, is growing even faster proportionately, seeing its AUM jump 425 percent. It entered 2015 with less than $4.5 billion in total ETF AUM and now has more than $21.7 billion. That translates ito a $17.2-billion AUM increase. By comparison, WisdomTree started the year with more than eight times Deutsche's ETF AUM, yet Deutsche managed to add nearly 82 percent of what WisdomTree added.
Neil Anderson, Managing Editor
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