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Global ETFs total over 6,000


ETFGI’s global ETF report for October finds that for the first time there are now over 6,000 ETFs/ETPs listed globally with over three trillion US dollars in assets.

 The firm writes that ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered USD35.6 billion in net new assets in October 2015. This marks the 21st consecutive month of positive net inflows, according to ETFGI.
The firm writes: “We are on track to end the year with record net inflows and assets in the global ETF/ETP industry. In the first ten months of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with net inflows of USD287.3 billion marking a 22.3 per cent increase over the prior record set at this time last year. In the United States net inflows reached USD174.8 billion, which is 12.4 per cent higher than the prior record set in 2013, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to an all-time record of USD68.6 billion, representing a 22.7 per cent increase on the record set YTD through end of October 2014. In Canada, YTD net inflows are at a record USD10.1 billion which is slightly ahead of the prior record set in 2012. In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 121.9 per cent on the record set last year, standing at USD35.0 billion at the end of October 2015.”
The global ETF/ETP industry had 6,015 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,598 listings, assets of USD3.001 trillion, from 271 providers listed on 63 exchanges in 51 countries at the end of October.
In October, equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD22.6 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD14.5 billion.
YTD through end of October 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed globally have gathered net inflows of USD287.3 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with USD179.2 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD78.7 billion, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with USD3.2 billion.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in October with USD19.2 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD7.5 billion; SPDR ETFs with USD3.9 billion; PowerShares with USD1.9 billion; Schwab ETFs with USD1.2 billion and DB/x-trackers with USD1.0 billion in net inflows.
YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with USD96.1 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD66.8 billion; DB/x-trackers with USD26.7 billion; WisdomTree with USD19.6 billion and Nomura AM with USD17.3 billion in net inflows.

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