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ETF assets hit global high in November


ETF data provider ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of USD3.445 trillion at the end of November 2016.   

Net new flows gathered by ETFs/ETPs in December stood at USD59.02 billion during the month, marking the 34nd consecutive month of net inflows. Record levels of assets under management were also reached at the end of November for ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States at USD2.471 trillion, and in Canada at USD83.4 billion.

At the end of November 2016, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,605 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,540 listings, assets of USD3.445 trillion, from 288 providers listed on 65 exchanges in 53 countries.

“The US market had a good month in November with the S&P 500 up 3.7 per cent and the DJIA increased 5.9 per cent. The strong dollar caused currency headwinds for international markets International equity markets. The S&P Developed Ex-U.S. BMI declined 1.8 per cent while the S&P Emerging BMI was down 4.7 per cent. In Europe S&P Europe 350 gained 1.24 per cent in November, with almost all the gains attributable to the U.K. pound rising faster than the British stock market fell. During November the VIX declined dramatically by 21.9 per cent,” says Deborah Fuhr, (pictured) co-founder and managing partner at ETFGI.

Asset gathering in November 2016 was very strong with ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathering net inflows of USD59.02 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest and a record level of net inflows for the month of November at USD64.74 billion with the majority of NNA going into ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to the US equity market, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of USD333 million followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs which experienced net outflows with USD3.21 billion. Active ETFs/ETPs gathered a record level of USD1.09 billion in November.

YTD through end of November 2016, ETFs/ETPs have gathered a record amount of YTD net inflows at USD324.10 billion up from the prior record of USD317.05 billion reached in 2015.   Equity ETFs/ETPs have gathered the largest net inflows YTD with USD168.63 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs which have gathered a record level of USD104.87 billion YTD NNA up from the prior YTD record USD78.17 billion set in 2015, commodity ETFs/ETPs have gathered a record level of USD35.09 billion YTD NNA up from the USD22.73 billion set in 2012. YTD, Leverage Inverse ETFs/ETPs have gathered a record level of US$7.53 billion up from the prior record of USD6.03 billion set in 2013.

In November, SPDR ETFs gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows USD20.34 billion, followed by iShares with USD18.50 billion and Vanguard with USD10.85 billion in net inflows.

YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows USD114.67 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD83.45 billion and SPDR ETFs with USD44.02 billion in YTD net inflows.

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