Investors can’t seem to get enough of exchange-traded funds and notes, a fact that has regulators on high alert and ETP providers racing to come up with ever-more creative offerings to differentiate themselves from the competition.

And while the worldwide ETP market has enjoyed astounding growth in the past decade – up from $146 billion in assets under management in 2002 to more than $1.5 trillion in 2011 – a new report from Celent concludes that regulatory issues, increasing competition both among vendors and investment products and the growing participation from the retail market will have a dramatic impact on the industry going forward.

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