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Canadian ETF assets up year to date


ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada are USD83.40 billion at the end of November 2016. Net flows gathered by ETFs/ETPs in November were USD1.95 billion of net new assets gathered during the month.

Deborah Fuhr, (pictured) co-founder and managing partner at ETFGI writes that at the end of November 2016, the Canadian ETF industry had 455 ETFs, with 612 listings, assets of USD83.40 billion, from 18 providers listed on two exchanges.

Year to date, net inflows stand at a record level of USD12.29 billion, while at this point last year there were net inflows of USD11.35 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD1.32 billion in November, bringing year to date net inflows to USD5.98 billion, which is less than the net inflows of USD6.32 billion over the same period last year.

Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of USD364 million in November, growing year to date net inflows to USD4.66 billion, which is greater than the same period last year which saw net inflows of USD3.42 billion.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of USD40 million in November. Year to date, net inflows are at USD264 million, compared to net inflows of USD29 million over the same period last year. iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in November with USD740 million, followed by BMO AM with USD472 million and Mirae Horizons with USD286 million net inflows. BMO AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with USD5.74 billion, followed by iShares with USD1.90 billion and Vanguard with USD1.79 billion net inflows.

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