In this article, we provide an overview of the number listed of investment funds on stock exchanges around the world.
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At the end of Q2 2022 the total number of listed investment funds stood at 19,625, which represented a 3.8% decline on Q1 2022 and a more pronounced fall (-7.8%) compared to Q2 2021.
Regionally, the Americas accounted for 16% of the global number of listed investment funds, APAC for 7% and EMEA for the remaining 77%.
Figure 1: Investment funds – number listed between Jan 2020 – Jun 2022
The quarter-on-quarter increase at the end of Q1 2022 was driven by the Americas region which went up 2.4%, while APAC and EMEA regions decreased 28.4% and 1.9%, respectively.
Year-on-year, we notice the same trend, with the Americas growing 14.2%, while APAC and EMEA regions falling 37.5% and 7.6%, respectively.
The exchanges that added to their number of listed investment funds the most year-on-year are: Shanghai Stock Exchange (27.2%), Bulgarian Stock Exchange (25%), Warsaw Stock Exchange (24.2%) and Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago (21%).
The regional number of listed investment funds is illustrated in Figures 2-4.
Figure 2: Investment funds – number listed between Jan 2020 – Jun 2022 in the Americas region
Figure 3: Investment funds – number listed between Jan 2020 – Jun 2022 in the APAC region
Figure 4: Investment funds – number listed between Jan 2020 – Jun 2022 in the EMEA region