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ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of USD497 billion at the end of November 2016.
ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of USD497 billion at the end of November 2016.

Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of November for equity smart beta ETFs/ETPs listed in the US at USD 444.96 billion and in Canada with USD 11.00 billion. At the end of November 2016, there were 1,179 smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs, with 1,990 listings, assets of USD 497 billion, from 145 providers on 37 exchanges in 32 countries.

Year to date through end of November 2016, smart beta equity ETF/ETP assets have increased by 18.1 per cent from USD 421 billion to USD 497 billion, with a five-year CAGR of 30.6 per cent, according to Deborah Fuhr, (pictured) co-founder and managing partner at ETFGI.

Year to date through the end of November, 208 new smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs were launched by 67 providers across 48 index providers in 18 countries, while 37 products were delisted from 18 different providers.

In November 2016, smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD 7.16 billion, while year to date there were net inflows of USD 47.13 billion.
iShares gathered the largest 'smart beta' equity ETF/ETP net inflows in November with USD 2.65 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD 1.92 billion and Guggenheim Investments with USD 652 million net inflows.

YTD, iShares gathered the largest 'smart beta' equity ETF/ETP net inflows year to date in 2016 with USD 30.97 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD 11.47 billion and Charles Schwab Investment Management with USD 4.46 billion net inflows.

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