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US ETF inflows at USD1.53bn in February 2016

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Data for ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States gathered by ETFGI shows inflows of USD1.53 billion in February 2016. 

In the United States the ETF/ETP industry had 1,863 ETFs/ETPs, assets of USD2.02 billion, from 95 providers listed on three exchanges at the end of February 2016, according to ETFGI.
 
“February was another volatile month for equity markets which drove investors to invest net flows into government bonds and gold.   The S&P 500 closed the month down 0.13 per cent. Despite recent uncertainty, emerging markets gained 0.31 per cent in February, while developed markets outside of the US declined 1 per cent,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
 
In February 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States gathered net inflows of USD1.53 billion.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD10.47 billion, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with USD5.62 billion, while equity ETFs/ETPs suffered net outflows of USD15.34 billion.
 
The net inflows of USD5.62 billion into Commodity ETFs/ETPs in February 2016 is a record high, reports ETFGI. The previous record was USD4.28 billion in September 2012. 
 
Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with USD3.58 billion, followed by iShares with USD1.98 billion and SPDR ETFs with USD1.24 billion net inflows.
 
YTD, Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with USD7.36 billion, followed by SPDR ETFs with USD1.88 billion and iShares with USD1.71 billion net inflows.
 
According to ETFGI, S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks reflecting 33.5 per cent market share; MSCI is second with 14.4 per cent market share, followed by FTSE Russell with 13.6 per cent market share.

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