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ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in active ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record high of USD90.1 billion at the end of May 2018, representing an increase in assets of USD4.04 billion from the previous record of USD86.1 billion set at the end of April 2018.

Assets invested in actively-managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased by USD4.04 billion during May to reach a record USD90.1 billion. In May 2018, actively-managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally saw net inflows of USD3.20 billion.
 
Active fixed income ETFs gathered the largest inflows in May, with net new assets of USD1.83 billion during the month, more than half of all active inflows.
 
According to ETFGI’s May 2018 Active ETF and ETP industry insights report, active ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered USD3.20 billion in net inflows; bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD15.4 billion – 57.3 per cent more than the USD9.76 billion in net inflows at this point last year.
 
At the end of May 2018, the Global active ETF/ETP industry had 501 ETFs/ETPs, with 607 listings, assets of USD90.1 billion, from 103 providers on 18 exchanges in 15 countries.
 
May 2018 also marked the 41th consecutive month of net inflows into active ETFs/ETPs listed globally, although the USD3.20 billion gathered was 2.62 per cent less than net inflows during this month last year.
 
ETFGI reports that the majority of monthly net new inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD9.75 billion during 2018. The PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund (MINT US) on its own accounted for year-to-date net inflows of USD1.29 billion.

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