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Canadian ETFs/ETPs gathered USD1.30billion in net new assets in February 2016, says ETFGI


ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada gathered net inflows of USD1.30 billion in February 2016, according to data from ETFGI’s February 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada have gathered net inflows for 16 consecutive months.

The Canadian ETF industry had 384 ETFs, with 533 listings, assets of USD65 billion, from 13 providers listed on 1 exchange at the end of February 2016.

“February was another volatile month for equity markets. The S&P 500 closed the month down 0.13 per cent. Despite recent uncertainty, emerging markets gain 0.31% in February, while developed markets outside of the U.S. declined 1 per cent,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

In February 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada gathered net inflows of USD1.30 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD756 million, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD427 million, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with USD1 million.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with USD444 million, followed by BMO AM with USD400 million and Vanguard with USD176 million net inflows.

YTD, BMO AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with USD892 million, followed by Vanguard with USD421 million and PowerShares with USD172 million net inflows.

S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks with USD26,040 million, reflecting 39.8 per cent market share; FTSE Russell is second with USD16,468 million and 25.2 per cent market share, followed by Barclays with USD4,416 million and 6.8 per cent market share.

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