The ETF provider is planning to grow its SPDR exchange-traded funds business in Europe this year as the market "comes of age".
The number of retail investors using ETFs is rising fast, boosted by regulatory initiatives such as the Retail Distribution Review and greater product knowledge among financial advisers.
Powershares expects leveraged loan ETF to appeal to mutual funds, hedge funds and individual investors.
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Blackrock predicts that by the end of 2012, ETFs alone will have reached $2 trillion in assets under management as more investors embrace the funds and more exposures become available.
The ETF provider continues its growth phase with key sales hires to bolster its European business.
db x-trackers has listed the MSCI Emerging Market Short Daily Index ETF on the London Stock Exchange and predicts more sector and emerging markets interest this year.
Inflows into US exchange-traded funds are expected to favour risky equity assets this year, and will also express specific country or sector views, according to iShares.
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