IMF warns of concentration of liquidity providers in Irish ETF market

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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The International Monetary Fund has warned that Irish ETFs, which make up the majority of European ETFs, should look towards using a greater range of liquidity providers. The dominant player in the Irish ETF market is BlackRock, which controls 61% of ETF AUM in the country. However, just two liquidity providers make up to 90% of activity for certain ETFs from BlackRock. Ireland is the domicile for 60% of European ETFs by assets under management, with ETFs accounting for 23% of Irish fund AUM. The AUM of ETFs has more than doubled since 2017, totalling €878bn by 30 September 2021. T...

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