ETFs/ETPs listed globally chalk up 3 years of consecutive monthly net inflows

Feb 14th, 2017 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

London-based ETF industry consultant ETFGI reports that ETFs/ETPs saw a record level of net inflows in January totalling $62.13bn, marking the 36th consecutive month of net inflows, according to preliminary data from its January 2017 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

Global ETFs/ETPs hit 3 years of consecutive monthly net inflows

Global ETF/ETP AUM grows to $3.689 trillion.

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of $3.689tn at the end January 2017, surpassing the prior record of $3.546tn set at the end of December 2016. In addition, record AUM were also seen for ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States ($2.641tn), in Europe ($598.76bn), in Asia Pacific ex-Japan ($132.87bn), and in Canada ($88.84bn).

At the end of January 2017, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,670 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,588 listings, assets of $3.689tn, from 293 providers listed on 65 exchanges in 53 countries.

Commenting on ETF market trends, Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI said, “Investors favoured equities over commodities and fixed income during January as equity markets had a good start to 2017. Developed markets outside the US and emerging markets showed strong performance in January up 3.2% and 5.1% respectively while the S&P 500 index was up 1.9% and the DJIA index was up 0.6% in January,”

Equity ETFs/ETPs saw the largest net inflows with $46.00bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with $13.13bn, active ETFs/ETPs with $1.51bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of $987m.

North American equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $20.06bn, followed by ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to developed Asia Pacific equities ($9.63bn), global ex-US equities ($6.16bn), emerging markets ($4.32bn), global equities ($3.13bn), and European equities ($3.03bn), while Middle East and African equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of $326m.

Among ETF providers, iShares saw the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with $19.19bn, followed by Vanguard with $15.93bn and Nomura AM with $4.20bn net inflows.

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