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US ETF/ETP assets reach new record high of USD 2.089tn in Feb


Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of USD2.089 trillion at the end of February 2015, according to ETFGI.

The US ETF/ETP industry had 1,667 ETFs/ETPs, from 73 providers listed on three exchanges at the end of February. 

“Investors allocated the majority of net new assets to equities as the US market rebounded from a difficult January to end February with both the S&P 500 and the Dow up 6% for the month. Volatility declined during the month. Developed markets were up 6% for the month, while emerging and frontier markets were up 3%” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.
In February 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States saw net inflows of USD34.43 billion. Active ETFs gathered net new assets of USD 2.02 billion their highest ever monthly NNA. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD18.842 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD11.67 billion, and commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD1.48 billion. Year to date the net new asset flows into fixed income and commodity ETFs/ETPs listed in the US are at record levels of USD 19.15 billion and USD 5.59 billion respectively.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with USD13.95 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD5.20 billion and SPDR ETFs with USD3.40 billion net inflows.  Year to date iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with USD17.02 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD14.36 billion and WisdomTree with USD6.79 billion net inflows.
The top 100 ETFs/ETPs, out of 1,667, account for 73.5% of US ETF/ETP assets. Only 259 ETFs/ETPs have greater than USD1 billion in assets, while 862 ETFs/ETPs have less than USD100 million in assets.

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