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Assets in active ETFs reach new record high


ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in active ETFs/ETPs listed globally have increased 44.9 per cent, in the first nine months of the year, to reach a new record of USD63.60 billion at the end of September.

Record levels of assets were reached at the end of September for active ETFs/ETPs in the United States at USD40.90 billion, in Canada at USD10.37 billion, in Europe at USD8.33 billion and in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) at USD3.91 billion.

At the end of September 2017, the Global active ETF/ETP industry had 377 ETFs/ETPs, with 451 listings, assets of USD63.60 billion, from 82 providers listed on 20 exchanges in 16 countries.

 In September 2017, active ETFs/ETPs gathered a record level of USD1.88 billion in net inflows marking 33 consecutive months of net inflows and a record level of USD18.38 billion in year to date net inflows which is greater than the USD4.77 billion in net inflows at this point last year and USD10.06 billion more than the USD8.32 billion net inflows gathered in all 2016.
ETFGI writes that 64.3 per cent of the global assets in active ETFs/ETPs are invested in the 194 active products that are domiciled and listed in the United States. 71.6 per cent of the assets in active ETFs/ETPs are invested in the 122 active fixed income products.

 First Trust gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in September with USD428 million, followed by PowerShares with USD394 million and SPDR ETFs with net inflows of USD191 million.

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