Emerging markets equities and commodities comprise the new product plans of 6 in 10 sponsors of exchange-traded funds, new research reveals.

Cerulli Associates of Boston published this finding in the April 2012 edition of "The Cerulli Edge: U.S. Monthly Product Trends." The publication is one of several periodicals that inform Cerulli clients about issues and trends in asset management and distribution.

According to the survey, U.S. equity, international (excluding emerging markets) equity account for the new product plans of, respectively, 53 percent and 47 percent of ETF sponsors. U.S. taxable bonds, currency and other alternatives (e.g., alternative allocation, managed futures) make up the new product plans of one-third ETS sponsors.

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