Europe has successfully launched over 2,300 ETF products in the last 20 years, but remains far behind the U.S. in assets under management.


Why is that?


In the make or break world of product distribution, we present the first report about those key differences between the U.S. and Europe and explain why the old continent, despite numerous product launches, stays behind.

Find out about those reasons here 



The Transatlantic Divide in ETF
Distribution Practices

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2021 European Fund Managers Survey

European mutual fund managers seem to be unconcerned by growth of ETFs. However, despite the fact that they do not perceive the ETF vehicle as a threat, more than half of those surveyed think that their competitors will launch an ETF offering at some stage. 


Read our full report where we canvased the views of over 100 European mutual fund managers. 

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The changing landscape of ETF Distribution

A research conducted by Blackwater Search & Advisory and FLX Distribution reveals that the ETF Distribution model may have been changed for good by the Covid pandemic. 

We carried out research and interviews with heads of Distribution, CEOs, COOs, and CIOs from more than 30 ETF issuers based in the United States, covering approximately USD1.5 trillion in AUM.


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Career Jumpstart.

How to launch your career in Asset Management 

"You are where you are today because you stand on somebody’s shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If you stand on the shoulders of others, you have a reciprocal responsibility to live your life so that others may stand on your shoulders. It’s the quid pro quo of life. We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give".


These are wise words and we would like to share with you tips and advice on how to launch your career in Asset Management.


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2020 Global ETF Salary Survey

Did you know that in 2020 employees in the US and Canada received the highest salaries across the industry, while in Europe the lowest?


On an ETF salary survey conducted over 2,000 people participating globally, we analysed by company type and by role in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Guess which results we got.


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Cover of Global ETF Salary Survey