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Net new assets in ETFs are racing ahead


ETFs and ETPs listed globally are gathering net new assets 21 per cent faster than in prior years, according to ETFGI. Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs are again above the USD3 trillion milestone, which they first passed at the end of May 2015 before dropping below USD3 trillion at the end of June.

A record level of USD199 billion in net new assets (NNA) was gathered by ETFs and ETPs listed globally in the first seven months of 2015, surpassing the prior record of USD164 billion gathered in the same period in 2014.  At the end of July 2015, the global ETF/ETP industry had 5,891 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,396 listings, from 265 providers on 63 exchanges in 51 countries.

“The S&P 500 index ended up 2 per cent for the month of July and finished the first seven months of 2015 up 3 per cent. Although investors faced uncertainty in China and Greece during July they continued to invest significant net new assets in equity ETFs”, says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.
The firm reports record levels of net new assets in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States which have gathered USD125 billion, beating the previous record of USD116 billion gathered in the first seven months of 2013. European listed ETFs/ETPs gathered USD48 billion, beating the USD43 billion gathered in the same period in 2014 and ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan have gathered USD24 billion which is significantly higher than the USD15 billion gathered in the first seven months of 2014.
In July 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered USD46 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD35 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD9 billion, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of USD2 billion.

Year to date (YTD) through end of July 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of USD199 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with USD137 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD44 billion, and commodity ETFs/ETPs have gathered net inflows of USD2 billion.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in July with USD11.3 billion, followed by SPDR ETFs with USD6.0 billion, Vanguard with USD5.3 billion net inflows, Nomura AM with USD2.9 billion and DB x-trackers with USD2.6 billion in net inflows.

Year to date, iShares has gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with USD63.4 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD50.1 billion, DB x-trackers with USD21.7 billion net inflows, WisdomTree with USD21.5 billion and Nomura AM with USD10.4 billion

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