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US ETFs reach record high in November


ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the US reached a new record high of USD2.471 trillion at the end of November 2016.

Net flows gathered by ETFs/ETPs in November were strong with USD48.07 billion of net new assets gathered during the month marking the ninth consecutive month of net inflows. Record levels of assets under management were also reached at the end of November for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at USD3.445 trillion and in Canada at USD83.4 billion.

At the end of November 2016, the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,945 ETFs/ETPs, with 1,945 listings, assets of USD2.471 trillion, from 102 providers listed on three exchanges.

Deborah Fuhr, (pictured) co-founder and managing partner at ETFGI writes that in November 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States gathered net inflows of USD48.07 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest and a record level of USD49.45 billion in net inflows – with the majority of money going into products providing exposure to the U.S equities, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD2.75 billion, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of USD2.62 billion.

 YTD through end of November 2016, ETFs/ETPs have gathered a record level of USD219.38 billion in net inflows surpassing the prior record of YTD net inflows of USD201.85 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with USD115.82 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs which have gathered a record level of USD74.49 billion in YTD net inflows, and commodity ETFs/ETPs which have gathered a record level of USD20.89 billion in YTD net inflows.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in November at USD17.62 billion, followed by SPDR ETFs with USD17.49 billion and Vanguard with USD9.68 billion net inflows.

YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows at USD84.53 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD76.23 billion and SPDR ETFs with USD35.63 billion net inflows.

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