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First Quarter Summary

Summary

Despite Market Unease, ETFs continue to provide investors with liquidity and efficient market access when they need it most.

Record Trading Volumes Evidence Liquidity Amid Volatility: European ETF trading  volumes surged to over twice the normal volumes. From a 2019 average of $44 billion to between $110 billion and  $120 billion (all in USD) from the third week of February  (24 February 2020) to 13 March 2020.

Fixed Income ETFs Reflect Real Time Prices: The transparency of on exchange trading has proven valuable to active investors and other market participants during times of stress, since ETFs help establish real-time prices when trading in underlying market is impaired