Peter Gunthorp, managing director of research and analytics at FTSE Russell, says: “The results indicate that risk reduction, return enhancement and improving diversification remain as the primary objectives for use of smart beta.
“FTSE Russell has also seen strong interest, particularly from European asset owners, in integrating ESG considerations with smart beta, highlighting a new trend for passive investment strategies.”
$658bn – total assets in ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe.
2,257 – Number of ETF/ETP products in Europe
60 – The number of providers of ETFs/ETPs in Europe