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ETFGI reports global ETF inflows of USD13.1bn in January 2016


Latest figures from ETFGI find that, despite difficult market conditions, the global ETF/ETP industry gathered net inflows of USD13.1 billion in net new assets (NNA) in January 2016. 

The firm reports that ETFs/ETPs listed globally have now gathered net inflows for 24 consecutive months.
At the end of January 2016, the global ETF/ETP industry had 6,180 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,895 listings, assets of USD2,853 billion, from 277 providers on 64 exchanges. In January 2016, 43 new ETFs/ETPs were launched by 17 different providers.
ETFGI reports that equity ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows in January with USD8.5 billion being withdrawn from the asset class. ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to US/North American equities experienced the largest net outflows with USD13.8 billion, followed by ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to emerging market equity indices with USD2.1 billion, while developed Asia Pacific equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD3.4 billion.
ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to fixed income securities gathered the largest net inflows with USD12.5 billion, according to the firm. Investors favoured safe haven developed market Government bond ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of USD10.6 billion, followed by broad/aggregate bond exposure with USD1.7 billion, while emerging market bond ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with USD950 million.
Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of USD3.4 billion, with USD2.0 billion net inflows being allocated to Gold products and USD1.7 billion net inflows into ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to Oil.
Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with USD4.2 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD3.9 billion and VelocityShares with USD1.3 billion net inflows.
ETFGI reports that iShares is the largest ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with USD1,059 billion, reflecting 37.1 per cent market share; Vanguard is second with USD492 billion and 17.2 per cent market share, followed by SPDR ETFs with USD425 billion and 14.9 per cent market share.
S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks, ETFGI says, with USD787 billion, reflecting 27.6 per cent market share; MSCI is second with USD417 billion and 14.6 per cent market share, followed by FTSE Russell with USD356 billion and 12.5 per cent market share.

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