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ETFGI: Global ETF and ETP assets reached US$2.4 trillion, a new record high, at the end of 2013

US$24.5 billion net inflows in December and positive market performance pushed assets in the global ETF/ETP industry to a new record high of US$2.4 trillion at year-end 2013, according to preliminary findings from ETFGI’s global ETF and ETP industry insights report. ……


Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.


The global ETF/ETP industry had 5,090 ETFs/ETPs, with 10,172 listings, from 218 providers on 60 exchanges at the end of 2013.

“After spending most of 2013 wondering when and how the Fed would taper its QE scheme, investors felt a degree of positive cheer and certainty after the Fed announced in December that the US economy was strong enough for it to begin to taper by US$10 billion in January 2014” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.
In December 2013, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$24.5 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$28.3 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$403 Mn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$5.0 Bn.
In 2013, global ETF/ETP assets increased by 23% based on positive market performance and net inflows of US$242.8 Bn, but did not surpass the US$265.0 Bn in net inflows in 2012. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered a record level of net inflows in 2013 with US$240.1 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$22.3 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced a record level of US$39.7 Bn in net outflows in 2013.
iShares topped the rankings based on net inflows with US$61.0 Bn in 2013, narrowly beating Vanguard with US$60.2 Bn. SPDR finished 3rd with US$18.3 Bn, PowerShares took 4th place with US$15.4 billion and WisdomTree gathered the 5th largest net inflows with US$14.4 billion.
In 2013, 611 new ETFs/ETPs were launched by 102 providers which, is slightly higher than the 595 ETFs/ETPs launched in 2012 by 104 providers. The 245 ETF/ETP closures in 2013 are higher than the 206 ETFs/ETPs that closed in 2012, and more than three times the 72 that closed in 2011.
Source: ETFWorld

 

According to preliminary figures from ETFGI’s Global ETF and ETP industry insights report, near record net inflows of US$44.08 billion and strong market performance helped to push global ETF and ETP assets to US$2.16 trillion at the end of July 2013. There are now 4,883 ETFs/ETPs, with 9,925 listings, from 209 providers listed on 57 exchanges.

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

EQUITY
In July, Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$41.62 billion. North American/US equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$32.99 billion, followed by European equity indices with US$3.51 billion, and developed Asia Pacific equity with US$1.82 billion.

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

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

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

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