US-listed ETFs/ETPs gather $1.5bn in new assets in February

Mar 15th, 2016 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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Exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in the United States gathered net inflows of $1.5bn in February 2016, according to data from ETFGI, a London-based ETF industry consultancy.

US-listed ETFs/ETPs gather $1.5bn in new assets during February, according to ETFGI

Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI.

Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $10.5bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with $5.6bn while equity ETFs/ETPs suffered net outflows of $15.3bn.

The $5.6bn net inflows into commodity ETFs/ETPs is a record high. The previous record was $4.2bn in September 2012.

Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI, commented: “February was another volatile month for equity markets which drove investors to invest net flows into government bonds and gold.”

Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with $3.6bn, followed by iShares with $2.0bn and SSGA SPDR with $1.2bn net inflows.

So far this year Vanguard has gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $7.4bn, followed by SSGA SPDR with $1.9bn and iShares with $1.7bn net inflows.

S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks, with 33.5% market share, much of it concentrated in S&P 50o-linked funds; MSCI is second with 14.4% market share, followed by FTSE Russell with 13.6% market share.

As of the end of February, the US ETF/ETP industry had assets of $2.02tn across 1,863 ETFs/ETPs, from 95 providers listed on three exchanges, NYSE, Nasdaq and Bats.

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