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Global ETFs and ETPs industry gathered USD3.43bn in net inflows in August 2019


ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD3.43 billion in August, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD273.04 billion, according to ETFGI’s August 2019 Global ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report.

Assets have decreased by 1.6 per cent, from USD5.74 trillion at the end of July, to USD5.65 trillion at the end of August,
“The S&P 500 slid 1.6 per cent during August, which can be partially attributed to both the growing tensions stemming from the US/China trade talks, or lack thereof, and the sentiment placed on the inverted US yield curve,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI. “From an International standpoint, the S&P Developed Ex-US BMI declined 2.5 per cent, with the biggest decline coming out of Hong Kong (-8.0 per cent), driven by recent protests. The S&P Emerging BMI fell 4.5 per cent during the month, with only one riser, Egypt, up 10.5 per cent.”
At the end of August 2019, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,916 ETFs/ETPs, with 15,936 listings, assets of USD5.65 Tn, from 423 providers listed on 72 exchanges in 58 countries.
In August 2019, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD3.43 billion. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted net inflows of USD16.40 billion in August, bringing net inflows for 2019 to USD148.13 billion, considerably greater than the USD66.94 billion in net inflows fixed income products had attracted by the end of August 2018. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed Globally suffered net outflows of USD25.49 billion in August, bringing net inflows for 2019 to USD89.04 billion, substantially less than the USD205.89 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of August 2018. Commodity ETFs/ETPs gathered USD6.52 billion in net inflows bringing net inflows to USD14.29 billion for 2019, which is greater than the USD1.42 billion in net outflows gathered through August 2018.
Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETF’s by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD25.85 billion in August, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY US) gathered USD2.52 billion alone.
The top 10 ETP’s by net new assets collectively gathered USD5.94 billion in August. The SPDR Gold Shares gathered USD2.66 billion alone.

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