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US ETFs and ETPs gained net inflows of USD10.15bn billion in February

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ETFs and ETPs listed in US gained net inflows of USD10.15 billion during February, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD52.05 billion which is higher than the USD21.93 billion inflows gathered at this point last year. Assets invested in the US ETFs/ETPs industry have decreased by 5.9 per cent, from USD4.44 trillion at the end of January, to USD4.18 trillion, according to ETFGI’s February 2020 US ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. 

“At the end of February, the S&P 500 was down 8.2 per cent as coronavirus cases continued to spread and the potential economic impact weighed on investors and the markets. Outside the US, the S&P Developed ex-US BMI declined nearly 9.0 per cent. The S&P Emerging BMI lost 5.1 per cent during the month. Global equities as measured by the S&P Global BMI ended down 8.1 per cent with 49 of 50 included country indices down, while China gained 0.9 per cent,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.
 
At the end of February 2020, the US ETFs/ETPs industry had 2,350 ETFs/ETPs, from 158 providers on three exchanges.

At the end of February 2020, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD10.15 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in US reported net outflows of USD7.49 billion during February, bringing YTD net inflows for 2020 to USD12.45 billion, which is much greater than the USD2.74 billion in net outflows Equity products suffered for the corresponding period in 2019.  Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs listed in US attracted net inflows of USD10.71 billion during February, bringing YTD net inflows for 2020 to USD24.31 billion, slightly higher than the USD22.12 billion in net inflows for the corresponding period in 2019. Commodity ETFs/ETPs reported net inflows of USD2.43 billion, bringing the YTD net inflows to USD4.31 billion for 2020, which is higher than the USD471 million in net inflows year to date 2019.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD34.26 billion at the end of February, the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV US) gathered USD6.88 billion alone.

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