Global ETF assets reach record high of $3.4tn

Oct 21st, 2016 | By | Category: Commodities

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Assets invested in exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed globally reached a new record high of $3.408tn at the end of Q3 2016, according to latest research from London-based ETF industry consultant ETFGI.

Global ETF assets hit record high

Year-to-date through end of Q3 2016, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of $238.1bn globally, down slightly from the $251.7bn gathered at this point in 2015.

Global ETFs/ETPs gathered $25.2bn of net new assets during September, marking the 32nd consecutive month of positive net inflows. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $13.9bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with $7.8bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with $2.1bn.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows during the month with $9.2bn, followed by Nomura AM with $4.0bn and Vanguard with $3.1bn.

Year-to-date (YTD) through end of Q3 2016, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of $238.1bn, down slightly from the $251.7bn gathered at this point in 2015. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs have gathered the largest net inflows YTD with $100.7bn, significantly above the previous record level of YTD fixed income flows of $64.1bn set in 2015. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered $85.6bn while commodity ETFs/ETPs also set a new YTD record with $36.6bn net inflows, over double the record of $17.1bn set in 2012.

YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $88.4bn, followed by Vanguard with $63.5bn and SPDR ETFs with $22.6bn.

Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of Q3 for ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States at $2.415tn, in Europe at $566.7bn, and in Asia Pacific ex-Japan at $131.9bn.

At the end of Q3 2016, the global ETF/ETP industry had 6,526 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,386 listings, from 284 providers listed on 65 exchanges in 53 countries.

Source: ETFGI.

Source: ETFGI.

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