ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record ...

ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of 2.416 trillion US dollars at the end of Q3 2016

 

LONDON — October 20, 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 in the United States reached a new record high US$2.416 trillion at the end of Q3 2016. Net flows gathered by ETFs/ETPs in September were strong with US$13.63 Bn of net new assets gathered during the month marking the 7th consecutive month of net inflows, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s September 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report (click here to view the ETFGI global asset growth chart for ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States).



Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of Q3 for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at US$3.408 trillion, in Europe at US$566.74 Bn, and in Asia Pacific ex-Japan at US$131.88 Bn.

At the end of Q3 2016, the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,932 ETFs/ETPs, with 1,932 listings, assets of US$2,416 trillion, from 97 providers listed on 3 exchanges.

“Although there was a rally after the FOMC's vote to leave interest rates unchanged in September, the S&P 500 ended the month flat and the SJIA with a moderate decline of 0.4%. Developed markets ex-US and Emerging markets were up 1.5% and 1.2%, respectively" according to Deborah Fuhr, co-founder and managing partner at ETFGI.

In September 2016, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$13.63 Bn. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$6.74 Bn, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with US$4.57 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$1.55 Bn.

YTD through end of Q3 2016, ETFs/ETPs have gathered a record level of YTD US$152.54 Bn in net inflows surpassing the prior record of US$146,56 Bn gathered at this point in 2015. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest and a record level of US$68.35 Bn in YTD net inflows beating the prior record of US$39.02 Bn gathered YTD in 2015, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with US$52.96 Bn which is significantly less than the record level US$125.02 Bn gathered through Q3 gathered in 2013, and commodity ETFs/ETPs have gathered a record level US$22.91 Bn YTD net inflows surpassing the prior record of US$9.62 Bn gathered in 2012.

iShares is the largest ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with US$938 Bn, reflecting 38.8% market share; Vanguard is second with US$578 Bn and 23.9% market share, followed by SPDR ETFs with US$458 Bn and 19.0% market share. The top three ETF/ETP providers, out of 97, account for 81.7% of US ETF/ETP assets.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in September with US$8.70 Bn, followed by Van Eck with US$1.90 Bn and Vanguard with US$1.85 Bn net inflows.

YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflow with US$62.59 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$57.79 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$17.74 Bn net inflows.

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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.  

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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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