Barclays Global Investors' assets under management increased 20% during 2006, growing to $1.814 trillion as of Dec. 31, said BGI spokesman Lance Berg.
ETFs accounted for the lion's share of the growth: The firm's iShares increased 49% to $287 billion. Actively managed strategies rose 23% to $419 billion; indexed assets were up 13% to $1.08 trillion. Net inflows were $68 billion, down 23%, partly due to a pickup in outflows from indexed strategies, said Mr. Berg. BGI's profit before taxes for the year came to $1.3 billion, up 32% from the year before, with revenue of $3.1 billion, up 28%.