ETF and ETP assets reached US$2.16trn – ETFGI

According to preliminary figures from ETFGI’s Global ETF and ETP industry insights report, near record net inflows of US$44.08bn and strong market performance helped to push global ETF and ETP assets to US$2.16 trn at the end of July 2013.

There are now 4,883 ETFs/ETPs, with 9,925 listings, from 209 providers listed on 57 exchanges, ETFGI said.

“Dovish comments from the Fed and positive market performance encouraged investors to put net inflows of US$44.08bn back into the market through ETFs/ETPs” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

In July, Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$41.62bn. North American/US equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$32.99bn, followed by European equity indices with US$3.5bn, and developed Asia Pacific equity with US$1.82bn.

Fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced net inflows of US$5.1bn. High yield ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$3.0 billion, followed by government bonds with US$2.2bn, and corporate bonds with US$868m, while inflation-linked fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$650m.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$2.72bn. Precious metals ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$2.19bn, followed by energy, and agriculture with net outflows of US$223m and US$175m, respectively.

SPDR ETFs ranks first based on July net inflows with US$17.8bn, and fourth YTD with US$11.8bn. Meanwhile, Vanguard ranks first based on net inflows YTD with US$36.17bn, and third in July with US$7.31bn. iShares ranks in second place for both July and YTD net inflows, with US$10.9bn and US$32.47bn, respectively. WisdomTree and PowerShares rank in third and fifth place in YTD net inflows with US$11.85bn and US$9.61bn, respectively.

Viola Caon
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