Assets in ETFs / ETPs reach new record

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Assets in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) have reached a new record of $2.998trn (€2.672trn) at the end of April, but fell short of breaking the three trillion milestone, according to the latest data provided by research and consultancy firm ETFGI.

Over the past month, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of $10.6 bn (€9.45bn). Through the end of April record levels of net new assets (NNA) have been reached by ETFs/ETPs listed globally, gathering $108.8bn (€96.99) – a significant increase compared to the $71.7bn (€63.92bn) in in the first four months of 2014.

While the US continued to see the strongest growth, other regions also recorded record inflows. ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States increased by $2.132trn (€1.900trn), Europe at $511bn (€455.54bn), Asia Pacific ex-Japan at US$125bn (€111.43), Japan at $112bn (€99.84bn) and Canada at $69.9bn (€62.31bn).

“Market performance outside the United States contributed to the overall increase in assets invested in ETFs/ETPs. Developed and emerging markets had a very good month, gaining 5% and 8%, respectively while in the United States the S&P 500 and Dow were up less than 1%”, according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.

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Mona Dohle
Mona Dohle speaks German and Dutch, she is DACH & Benelux Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist in Egypt and Palestine. She started her career as a journalist working for a local German newspaper. Mona graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and has completed the CISI Certificate in International Wealth and Investment Management.

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