Exchange-Traded Funds Quarterly Update - Q3 2014
The following data is derived from trading activity on the Tradeweb European-listed ETF platform from 1 July to 30 September 2014.
Volume by ETF asset class
Equity-based ETFs enjoyed a strong third quarter on Tradeweb. Their volume increased by two percentage points to 67 per cent, as a proportion of the overall traded volume. “Buys” and “sells” in the asset class almost reached parity at 34 and 33 per cent respectively. Volume in fixed income-based ETFs stayed flat at 29 per cent, while commodity-based ETFs saw a drop of two percentage points to 4 per cent. Across all asset classes, last quarter’s buying trend endured despite a sharp increase in “sell” requests by six percentage points to 48 per cent.