ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in active ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record high of USD86.09 billion at the end of April 2018; an increase in assets of USD3.11 billion from the previous record of USD82.97 billion set at the end of March 2018.
Assets invested in actively-managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased by USD3.11 billion during April to reach a new record high of USD86.09 billion. In April 2018, actively-managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally saw net inflows of USD2.75 billion.
ETFGI reports that active fixed income ETFs performed well this month, with assets invested in the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund (MINT US) reaching a new record high of USD8.99 billion.
ETFGI reports that active ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered USD2.75 billion in net inflows, bringing YTD net inflows to USD12.12 billion. This represents 78.24 per cent more than the USD6.80 billion in net inflows at this point last year.
At the end of April 2018, the Global active ETF/ETP industry had 483 ETFs/ETPs, with 585 listings, assets of USD86.09 billion, from 101 providers on 18 exchanges in 15 countries, ETFGI says.
April 2018 marked the 40th consecutive month of net inflows into active ETFs/ETPs listed globally. The USD2.75 billion gathered during April was 39.83 per cent more than net inflows during this month last year.
The majority of monthly net new inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively have gathered USD7.87 billion during 2018. The PIMCO US Dollar Short Maturity ETF (MINT US) on its own accounted for year-to-date net inflows of USD945 million.