US-listed ETFs gather $300bn net inflows YTD

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

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Exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in the US have gathered $300 billion of net inflows in the first eight months of 2017 after attracting $24.2bn net new assets during August, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI. The net inflows in August marked the 19th consecutive month of positive net gatherings for the region.

US-listed ETFs gather $300bn net inflows YTD

US-listed ETFs/ETPs have gathered $300bn in net new assets YTD as of 31 August 2017.

The strong year-to-date (YTD) net inflows are considerably higher than the $138.9bn gathered at this point last year and $20.9bn more than the $278.8bn net inflows gathered in all 2016.

Including market movements, assets under management in the ETF industry has grown by 21.2% between January and August 2017 to reach a new record of $3.088 trillion.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered $10.2bn in net inflows in August, bringing YTD net inflows to a record level of $204.9bn, which is much greater than the net inflows of $49.1bn over the same period last year and more than the $173.2bn gathered in all 2016.

Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered $8.6bn in net inflows in August, growing YTD net inflows to a record level of $81.6bn, which is greater than the same period last year which saw net inflows of $61.6bn.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of $1.6bn in August. YTD, net outflows are at $1.9bn, compared to net inflows of $20.7bn over the same period last year.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in August with $9.2bn, followed by Vanguard with $9.0bn and Schwab ETFs with $2.7bn net inflows; the three ETF issuers also hold the top three positions for assets gathered YTD with $142.2bn, $95.3bn and $18.0bn net inflows respectively.

As of the end of August, the US ETF/ETP industry had 2,044 ETFs/ETPs from 114 providers on four exchanges.

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