If the asset management industry is looking for some immediate good news, it can be found in recent ETF trends.

The ETF market now is worth over $3 trillion, with nearly 7,000 funds available, according to ETFGI. U.S. ETFs have taken in more than $173 billion this year, Bloomberg News reports. And a new study from Brown Brothers Harriman notes stronger interest among investors even in factor-based ETFs.

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