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The latest US report on ETFs and ETPs listed in the US from ETFGI shows they have raised a record USD145 billion in net new assets as of the end of the third quarter of 2015.
 

Despite September’s market volatility, investors allocated USD19.1 billion in net new assets to ETFs and ETPs listed in the US during the month. ETFGI reports that this marks the eighth consecutive month of positive net inflows.
 
Figures for the first three quarters of 2015 reveal that record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with net inflows of USD250.5 billion, marking a 26 per cent increase over the prior record set at this time last year.
 
In the US, net inflows reached USD145.4 billion, which is 7.8 per cent higher than the prior record set in 2012, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to USD61.6 billion, representing a 30 per cent increase on the record set YTD through end of September 2014. In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 143 per cent on the record set last year, standing at USD36.4 billion at the end of September 2015.
 
“Uncertainty on China and when the Fed will raise interest rates continue to weigh the markets and  investor sentiment.  The S&P 500 decreased 2.6 per cent in September, and is down 6.7 per cent year to date,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
 
The US ETF and ETP industry had 1,787 ETFs/ETPs, assets of USD1.98 trillion, from 88 providers listed on three exchanges as of the end of September, according to ETFGI.
 
In September 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in the US gathered net inflows of USD19 billion. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD9.5 billion, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with USD8.1 billion, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows with USD472 million.
 
YTD through the end of September 2015, ETFs/ETPs have gathered record net inflows of USD145.4 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with USD91.6 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD38.9 billion and commodity ETFs/ETPs with USD1.1 billion.
 
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in September with USD12.2 billion, followed by SPDR ETFs with USD4.1 billion, Vanguard with USD3.9 billion, ProShares with USD1.4 billion and Schwab ETFs with USD1.1 billion in net inflows.
 
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with USD58.2 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD52.8 billion, WisdomTree with USD19.6 billion, Deutsche Bank with USD16.4 billion, and Schwab ETFs with USD9.8 billion in net inflows.

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