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US ETF assets increased 21.2 per cent in the first eight months of 2017

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ETF data providers, ETFGI, report that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States have increased 21.2 per cent in the first eight months of the year to reach a new record of USD3.088 trillion at the end of August 2017.

Deborah Fuhr, (pictured) managing partner at ETFGI finds that the assets are held by 114 providers on four exchanges. ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States gathered USD24.23 billion in net inflows in August marking 19 consecutive months of net inflows and a record level of USD299.61 billion in year to date net inflows which is more than the USD138.93 billion in net inflows at this point last year and USD20.86 billion more than the USD278.75 billion net inflows gathered in all 2016.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered a level of USD10.18 billion in net inflows in August, bringing year to date net inflows to a record level of USD204.85 billion, which is much greater than the net inflows of USD49.07 billion over the same period last year and more than the USD173.16 billion gathered in all 2016. Fixed income ETFs and ETPs have gathered a level of USD8.58 billion in net inflows in August, growing year to date net inflows to a record level of USD81.59 billion, which is greater than the same period last year which saw net inflows of USD61.61 billion.  

Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD1.57 billion in August. Year to date, net outflows are at USD1.86 billion, compared to net inflows of USD20.67 billion over the same period last year.  

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in August with USD9.15 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD9.02 billion and Schwab ETFs with USD2.71 billion net inflows. YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with USD142.20 billion, followed by Vanguard with USD95.33 billion and Schwab ETFs with USD18.04 billion net inflows.

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