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Assets in MSCI equity ETFs reach all-time high of USD511bn


Assets in equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) linked to MSCI’s indices reached an all-time high of USD511 billion on 27 January 2017, up 28 per cent from the same period a year earlier.

Since the start of the year, assets in ETFs linked to MSCI’s indexes rose USD30 billion, which includes inflows of USD12 billion and market appreciation of USD17 billion, as of 27 January.
With more than 900 ETFs tracking MSCI’s indices globally, more equity ETFs track MSCI’s indices than those of any other index provider.
“This milestone is a testament to the diversity of MSCI’s indexes and our ability to deliver innovative, high-quality products,” says Diana Tidd, MSCI’s head of index. “Following strong growth in 2016, we intend to maintain our leadership with the combination of innovation and quality that ETF providers expect from MSCI.”
Overall, assets in ETFs linked to MSCI’s factor indexes reached USD53 billion globally, as of 27 January 2017. ETF assets linked to MSCI indices are one component of the more than USD10 trillion in assets under management benchmarked to MSCI’s indexes worldwide.

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