ETFs/ETPs listed globally have gathered a record $319.4bn in net new assets as of the end of November 2015, 15% above the same period in 2014, ETFGI has revealed.
The global ETF/ETP industry had 6,104 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,733 listings, assets of $3trn, from 275 providers listed on 63 exchanges in 51 countries at the end of November, according to ETFGI’s Global ETF and ETP insights report for November 2015 (click here to see ETFGI’s chart of global ETF/ETP asset growth).
In the first eleven months of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with net inflows of US$319.3 Bn marking a 15% increase over the prior record set during the first eleven months of 2014.
In the United States net inflows reached $201.7bn, which is 5% higher than the prior record set last year, in Canada net inflows at $11.4bn are up 10.7% over the prior record set in 2012, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to $72.6bn, representing a 18% increase on the record set YTD through end of November 2014.
In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 210% on the prior record set in 2013, standing at $33.7bn at the end of November 2015.
“Global markets were mostly down in November, developed markets outside the US declined 1%, emerging markets ended down 3% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 ended up less than 1%.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
In November 2015, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $29.9bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $28.2bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$111 Mn and fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of $24m.
YTD through end of November 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of $319.3bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with $206.6bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with $81.6bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs which have gathered net inflows of $3.1bn.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in November with $15.9bn, followed by Vanguard with $7.9bn, First Trust with $1.6bn, Schwab ETFS with $1.3bn, Guggenheim with $797m and Powershares with $754m in net inflows.
YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with $112bn, followed by Vanguard with $74.7bn, DB/x-trackers with $27.2bn, WisdomTree with $20.3bn, Nomura with $16.1bn and Schwab ETFs with $12.3bn in net inflows.