Over the past several years the ETF market has seen tremendous growth. Global ETF assets have reached almost €3 trillion, with European ETF assets close to €500 billion at the end of Q3 2016 with YoY CAGR of 17%.1 Europe is the second largest ETF market globally, and will continue to be a key strategic focus for many of the world’s largest asset managers given the regulatory changes, improvements in market infrastructure, and new product developments that are rapidly increasing investor adoption of ETFs across retail and institutional channels.

To identify emerging trends in the European ETF market, Brown Brothers Harriman,