ETFs/ETPs pull in $13.1 billion despite market turbulence

Feb 8th, 2016 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

Despite testing market conditions, the global ETF/ETP industry pulled in net inflows of $13.1 billion in January 2016, according to preliminary data from industry consultants ETFGI.

ETFs/ETPs pull in $13.1 billion despite market turbulence

ETFs/ETPs pulled in $13.1 billion in net new assets in January despite market turbulence.

ETFs/ETPs listed globally have now gathered net inflows for 24 consecutive months.

At the end of January 2016, the global ETF/ETP industry had 6,180 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,895 listings, assets of $2,853bn, from 277 providers on 64 exchanges. In January 2016, 43 new ETFs/ETPs were launched by 17 different providers.

Equity ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows in January with $8.5bn being withdrawn from the asset class. ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to US/North American equities were the hardest hit, with net outflows of $13.8bn, followed by ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to emerging market equities with $2.1bn. Developed Asia Pacific equity ETFs/ETPs meanwhile provided a rare bright spot in the equity space, gathering net inflows with $3.4bn.

ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to fixed income securities gathered the largest net inflows with $12.5bn. Investors favoured safe haven developed market government bond ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of $10.6bn, followed by broad/aggregate bond exposure with $1.7bn. Emerging market bond ETFs/ETPs were the worst performers in the fixed income space with $950m pulled from such products.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of $3.4bn, with $2.0bn net inflows being allocated to gold products and $1.7bn net inflows into ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to oil.

In terms of issuers, Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with $4.2bn, followed by Vanguard with $3.9bn and VelocityShares with $1.3bn net inflows. iShares remains the largest ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with $1,059 bn, reflecting 37.1% market share; Vanguard is second with $492 bn and 17.2% market share, followed by SPDR ETFs with $425 bn and 14.9% market share.

Among index providers, S&P Dow Jones Indices has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its indices with $787bn in linked AUM, reflecting 27.6% market share; MSCI is second with $417bn and 14.6% market share, followed by FTSE Russell with $356bn and 12.5% market share.

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