ETFGI reveals industry new record

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The global ETF/ETP industry has reached a new record of $2.76trn in assets, research and consultancy firm for the industry ETFGI has revealed.

ETFGI added that it expects the assets to break through the $3trn milestone in the first half of 2015.

There was $42bn in net new asset (NNA) flows in November – the fourth largest NNA month on record. Year-to-date net inflows of $275.3bn are a new record beating prior full year net inflows.

In the US, the ETF/ETP industry reached $1.98trn in assets at the end of November. “We expect to see assets break through the $2trn milestone any day,” ETFGI commented.

Net inflows into US listed ETF/ETPs were $42.4bn in November, which is a record month, beating the previous high of S$41.1bn set in July 2013.

The ETF/ETP industry in Europe also had a strong month gathering $5.6bn in NNA and a record level of $61.8bn in NNA year-to-date, breaking the prior full year NNA record.

Assets in European ETFs/ETPs are $472.1bn at the end of November, which is just below the record of $477.4bn in assets set at the end of August 2014. We expect the European ETF/ETP industry to break through the $500bn milestone in the first half of 2015.

“Economic news in Europe during November was not positive with the OECD warning that Europe was the “locus of weakness” in the global economy – criticising the ECB’s efforts to combat economic stagnation. Many found the ECB’s investment plan as lacking new money and new ideas with even the Pope criticising the plan. During November the US market continued its positive trend with both the S&P 500 and the Dow closing up 3% for the month. Developed markets ended the month up 1% while emerging markets declined 1%,” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.



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