Barclays Global Investors (BGI) is one of the world's largest asset managers, with $2 trillion in assets as of 12/31/07 for over 2,980 clients in 51 countries. BGI is one of the world's largest providers of structured investment strategies, including indexing and risk-controlled active strategies. BGI was the creator of the first index strategy more than 30 years ago and is also the sponsor and asset manager of more than 230 different exchange traded funds (ETFs) worldwide.