Assets in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record USD2.132 trillion at the end of April according to ETFGI’s preliminary monthly ETF and ETP global insight report for April 2015.
The US ETF/ETP industry had 1,703 ETFs/ETPs, from 76 providers listed on 3 exchanges at the end of April 2015.
Record levels of assets were reached at the end of April for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at USD2.998 trillion, in the United States at USD2.132 trillion, Europe at USD511 billion, Asia Pacific ex-Japan at USD125 billion, Japan at USD112 billion and Canada at USD69.9 billion.
“Market performance outside the United States contributed to the overall increase in assets invested in ETFs/ETPs. Developed and emerging markets had a very good month, gaining 5% and 8%, respectively while in the United States the S&P 500 and Dow were up less than 1%”, according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.
In April 2015, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD14.6 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD11.3 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD3.7 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of USD1.0 Bn.
YTD through end of April 2015, ETFs/ETPs in listed in the United States have gathered a record level of net inflows of USD72.1 Bn more than double the prior record of USD34.9 Bn set at this time in 2014. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with USD41.3 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD21.8 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with USD3.2 Bn in net inflows.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in April with USD7.7 Bn, followed by Vanguard with USD7.2 Bn, Deutsche with USD4.7 Bn, WisdomTree with USD4.0 Bn and First Trust with USD1.9 Bn in net inflows.