ETFGI: Assets in active ETFs/ETPs up by 31% in H1 2017

Aug 1st, 2017 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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Assets invested in actively managed ETFs/ETPs have grown by 30.5% in the first half of 2017 to reach a new record of $57 billion, according to research by ETFGI. The number of active ETFs/ETPs listed globally also grew by 20% to 364 in the first half of 2017. However, active funds remain a small part of the overall ETF/ETP landscape accounting for only 5% of the total number of ETFs/ETPs listed globally and a mere 1.2% of global assets.

ETFGI: Assets in active ETFs/ETPs up by 31% in H1 2017

Actively managed ETFs and ETPs listed globally saw net inflows of $2.7bn in June 2017, marking the 30th consecutive month of net inflows.

At the end of June 2017, the global active ETF/ETP industry had 364 products, with 432 listings from 78 providers on 18 exchanges in 14 countries.

Of the $57bn in total assets, 66% are in the 190 products domiciled and listed in the US, and 73% are in the 116 products offering exposure to fixed income.

Active ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $2.7bn in June 2017 marking the 30th consecutive month of net inflows. Active ETFs/ETPs have gathered $13bn in net new inflows in the year to the end of June.

Of the ETF/ETP providers, Samsung AM gathered the largest net inflows during June with $527 million, followed by First Trust with £458m and KB AM with $436m. So far in 2017, First Trust has gathered the most net new assets with $2.6bn, followed by PIMCO with $1.3bn and SPDR ETF with £1.0bn.

The top six actively managed ETFs/ETPs by assets under management all offer fixed income exposure. The largest of these is the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF (NYSE Arca: MINT) which has $7bn in assets with a total expense ratio of 0.36%.

assets in active ETFs H1 2017 ETFGI

Source: ETFGI.

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