Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally...

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of 3.137 trillion US dollars at the end of April 2016, according to ETFGI

LONDON — May 9, 2016 — assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high US$3.137 trillion at the end of April 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s April 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. (click here to view the ETFGI chart showing global asset growth).

Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of April for ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States at US$2.217 trillion, in Canada US$77.42 billion, in Europe US$533.34 billion, in Japan US$145.93 billion and in Asia Pacific ex-Japan which reached US$125.21 billion.

At the end of April 2016, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,297 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,126 listings, assets of US$3.137 trillion, from 283 providers listed on 65 exchanges in 51 countries. 

Following a strong market performance in March the S+P 500 index was up just 0.39% in April.  Developed markets ex-US were up 3.20%, while emerging markets ended up 1.05%.  The S+P GSCI commodity index was up 10.14% in April.  There is still a significant amount of uncertainty in the markets due to the upcoming Brexit vote, the US election, the efficacy and future of QE programs around the world." according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

In April 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$10.13 Bn this marks the 27th consecutive month of net inflows.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$7.73 Bn, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with US$2.39 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows with US$136 Mn.

YTD through end of April 2016, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$79.402 Bn. YTD record level of net new assets have been gathered by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$48.66 Bn, Commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$14.425 Bn, leveraged inverse ETFs/ETPs with US$4.67 Bn and Inverse ETFs/ETPs with US$2.39 Bn.

In April iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in April with US$6.01 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$5.98 Bn and ProShares with US$1.18 Bn in net inflows.  

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