Global ETF net inflows reach $319bn YTD, according to ETFGI

Dec 10th, 2015 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

ETFGI, a London-based exchange-traded fund consultancy, has released research showing that growth in net new assets within the global ETF/ETP space is moving at a faster pace than ever before. The report found that $319.4bn in net gatherings have been achieved as of 30 November 2015, 15% above the previous year-to-date (YTD) record of $277.3bn set last year. Global net gatherings of $29.9bn were recorded during November, marking the 22nd consecutive month of positive net flows for the industry.

Global ETF/ETP net inflows reach $319bn YTD, according to ETFGI

Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

“Global markets were mostly down in November, developed markets outside the US declined 1%, emerging markets ended down 3% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 ended up less than 1%,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

Equity ETFs/ETPs were in favour last month with net new assets reaching $28.2bn; commodity ETFs/ETPs and fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced mild outflows of $111m and $24m respectively.

Year-to-date, Investors have allocated $206.6bn in new assets to equity ETFs/ETPs, followed by $81.6bn into fixed income and $3.1bn into commodity ETFs/ETPs.

Examining net inflows on a country or regional basis shows that each major area has surpassed previous YTD records: net inflows of $201.7bn in the US represent a 5% increase on last year’s figures; in Canada net inflows of $11.4bn indicate a 10% rise on the record set in 2012; European net inflows of $72.6bn are 18% higher than 2014’s record; and Japanese net gatherings of $33.7bn indicate a significant 210% increase over the record set in 2013.

iShares has been the most successful gatherer of new assets during November and through the year thus far; the firm has reported net inflows of $15.9bn and $112.0bn respectively. Vanguard has taken second place with November and YTD increases in net new assets of $7.9bn and $74.7bn.

Other successful net gatherers during November include First Trust (+$1.6bn), Schwab ETFs (+1.3bn), Guggenheim Investments (+$797m) and Powershares (+$754m).

Over the course of 2015, db X-trackers (+$27.2bn), WisdomTree (+$20.3bn), Nomura (+$16.1bn) and Schwab ETFs (+$12.3bn) have all attracted significant net new assets.

The global ETF/ETP industry has 6,104 ETFs/ETPs, across 11,733 listings, with total assets of US$3.0tn, from 275 providers listed on 63 exchanges in 51 countries, as of 30 November 2015.

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