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February marks over three years of net inflows into ETFs


ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered record inflows of USD68 billion and assets reached a new high of USD3.844 trillion at the end of February 2017, according to industry data providers ETFGI.

February marked marked the 37th consecutive month of net inflows and a record USD130.99 billion in year to date net inflows.
Assets raised in the United States stood at USD2.758 trillion, in Europe at USD620 billion, in Asia Pacific ex Japan at USD136 billion, Japan at USD198 billion and in Canada at USD91 billion.

At the end of February 2017, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,699 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,646 listings, assets of USD3,844 billion, from 298 providers listed on 65 exchanges in 53 countries.

“The US equity market performed strongly in February with the S&P 500 up 3.97 per cent and the DJIA was up 5.17 per cent. International equity markets continued to perform well in February with the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. BMI up 1.42 per cent while the S&P Emerging BMI was up 3.46 per cent,” says Deborah Fuhr (pictured), ETFGI Managing Partner. 
“There are significant upcoming political and economic events that investors will be watching in Europe in the next two months: the first round of the French election, a Dutch general election, the beginning of the UK’s ‘Brexit’ negotiations and, officials from the EU and the IMF are once again locked in negotiations over the Greek bailout.”
In February 2017, ETFs/ETPs equity ETFs gathered USD44.59 billion a record level of net inflows for February, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD14.38 billion, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with USD6.01 billion.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with USD18.85 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD13.23 billion and SPDR ETFs with USD10.12 billion net inflows. YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with USD38.04 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD29.17 billion and SPDR ETFs with USD12.42 billion net inflows.

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