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ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a new high of USD5.12 trillion, following net inflows of USD41.13 billion in July.

This marks the largest monthly net inflows since January, when the global ETF/ETP industry experienced net inflows of USD105.73 billion.

 “Investors favoured equities over fixed income and commodities as equity markets have performed positively in July. The S&P 500 gained 3.72 per cent, international markets ex US were up 1.93 per cent and emerging markets up 2.81 per cent.  Investors are still concerned about the impact of trade wars and Brexit,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI.
 
According to the firm, at the end of July 2018, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,487 ETFs/ETPs, with 14,427 listings, assets of USD5.12 trillion, from 375 providers listed on 70 exchanges in 57 countries. Due to net inflows and market moves the assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased by 2.69 per cent, from USD4.99 trillion in June 2018 to USD5.12 trillion.

Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD27.37 billion in July, bringing net inflows for 2018 to USD177.31 billion, less than the USD272.21 billion in net inflows at this point last year. Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD12.98 billion in July, growing net inflows for 2018 to USD59.40 billion which is less than the USD96.15 billion in net inflows at this point last year. 
 
July marked the 54th consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally, Year-to-date in 2018 there have been net inflows of USD264 billion, which are less than the USD391.23 billion in net inflows at this point last year.
 
The majority of net inflows in July can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD25.86 billion during 2018.  The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY US) gathered USD6.54 billion the largest net inflows in July.

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