“I’m confident that the growth rates we’ve seen will continue and perhaps even accelerate in the years ahead, especially outside the US. The take-up of ETFs is just beginning to gain momentum in Europe and it is still very early days in Asia and LatAm,” Jim Norris, head of international at Vanguard, told FT.

Furthermore, there are some areas of the ETF market that have filled out as much as the equity ETF space, notably fixed-income and other asset classes.

“There’s still enormous potential for growth in the ETF market. A prolonged downturn in equity markets could slow growth as investors pull money out of markets generally. But the growth prospects overall, and over the long term, remain positive,” Thorsten Michalik, co-head of global coverage at DWS, told FT.

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