ETFGI reports Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs...

ETFGI reports Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of 3.143 trillion US dollars at the end of May 2016

LONDON — June 9, 2016 — ETFGI the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high US$3.143 trillion at the end of May 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s May 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. (click here to view the ETFGI global asset growth chart).



Record levels of assets invested in ETFs/ETPs were also reached at the end of May for ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States at US$2.229 trillion, and in Japan which reached US$147 billion.

At the end of May 2016, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,374 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,200 listings, from 280 providers listed on 65 exchanges in 53 countries. 

The S+P 500 index was up just 1.8% in May.  Developed markets ex-US declined 0.9% and  emerging markets declined 3.2.%.  There is still a significant amount of uncertainty in the markets due to Investors the upcoming Brexit vote and the expectation that the Fed will raise rates sooner than expected". according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

In May 2016, ETFs/ETPs have gathered net inflows of US$10.60 Bn.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$7.47 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$5.47 Bn, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$4.53 Bn. This marks the 28th consecutive month of net inflows.

YTD through end of May 2016, ETFs/ETPs have gathered net inflows of US$91.26 Bn.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$56.83 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$19.90 Bn, and equity ETFs/ETPs with US$3,40 Bn.

Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in May with US$8.46 Bn, followed by Schwab ETFs with US$1.32 Bn and Van Eck with US$1.11 Bn net inflows.

YTD, Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$32.26 Bn, followed by iShares with US$27.08 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$6.29 Bn net inflows.

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ETFGI the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem.  Launched in 2012 by Deborah Fuhr and partners in London the firm offers paid for research subscription services: the ETFGI annual research service provides monthly reports on trends in the global ETF and ETP industry, access to the ETFGI database of all ETFs/ETPs listed globally with factsheets which are updated monthly, ETFGI annual review of institutions and mutual funds that use ETFs and ETPs, the Active ETF landscape report and the Smart Beta ETF Landscape report. 

Deborah Fuhr is the managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI, she previously served as global head of ETF research and implementation strategy and as a managing director at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors from 2008 – 2011. Fuhr also worked as a managing director and head of the investment strategy team at Morgan Stanley in London from 1997 – 2008, and as an associate at Greenwich Associates.  Shane Kelly and Matthew Murray are co-founders and partners in ETFGI.

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ETFs are typically open-ended, index-based funds, with active ETFs accounting for 1.1% market share. They can be bought and sold like ordinary shares on a stock exchange and offer broad exposure across developed, emerging and frontier markets, equities, fixed income and commodities. ETFs are used widely by institutional investors and increasingly by financial advisors and retail investors to:

  • equitize cash
  • implement diversified exposure to a market
  • comprise a core or satellite investment
  • be a long term strategic investment
  • implement tactical adjustments to portfolios
  • use as building blocks to create entire portfolios
  • allow investors to hedge the market
  • use as an alternative to futures and other derivative products

Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) are products that have similarities to ETFs in the way they trade and settle but do not use an open-end fund structure. The use of other structures including unsecured debt, grantor trusts, partnerships, and commodity pools by ETPs can, in addition to a significantly different risk profile, create different tax and regulatory implications for investors when compared to ETFs, which are funds.

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