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End August sees active ETFs hit new record high


ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in Active ETFs and ETPs listed globally have increased 40.9 per cent in the first eight months of the year to reach a new record of USD61 billion at the end of August 2017.

The firm writes that record levels of assets were reached at the end of August for active ETFs and ETPs listed globally with USD61.10 billion, USD39.60 billion in the United States, USD9.51 billion in Canada, USD8.11 billion in Europe and USD3.79 billion in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan).

At the end of August 2017, the global active ETF and ETP industry had 361 ETFs/ETPs, with 432 listings, assets of USD61 billion, from 77 providers on 20 exchanges in 16 countries.

In August 2017, active ETFs and ETPs saw net inflows of USD1.63 billion marking the 32 consecutive months of net inflows and a record level of USD16.45 billion in YTD net inflows. This is greater than the USD4.30 billion in net inflows at this point last year, and USD8.16 billion more than the USD8.29 billion net inflows gathered in all of 2016.

64.8 per cent of the global assets in active ETFs and ETPs are 189 active products that are domiciled and listed in the United States. 72.8 per cent of the assets in active ETFs and ETPs are 115 active fixed income products, ETFGI reports.

First Trust gathered the largest net ETF and ETP inflows in August with USD531 million, followed by PIMCO with USD245 million, iShares with USD188 million and Source with USD185 million net inflows.

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