ETFs/ETPs listed globally have gathered US$10.80 in net new assets in February 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s February 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. ETFs/ETPs listed globally have now gathered net inflows for 25 consecutive months…..
Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI
In the first two months of 2016 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex Japan with net inflows of US$6.41and in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan where US$9.24 Bn has been gathered year to date. Year to date a record level of net new assets have been gathered by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$12.28 Bn, leveraged ETFs/ETPs with US$5.61 and Inverse ETFs/ETPs with US$1.41 Bn.
The global ETF/ETP industry had 6,200 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,963 listings, assets of US$2.85 trillion, from 279 providers listed on 64 exchanges in 51 countries.
“February was another volatile month for equity markets which drove investors to invest net flows into government bonds and gold. The S&P 500 closed the month down 0.13%. Despite recent uncertainty, emerging markets gain 0.31% in February, while developed markets outside of the U.S. declined 1%.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
In February 2016, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$10.81 Bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$13.64 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$8.89 Bn, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$12.95 Bn
The net inflows of US$ 8.91 Bn into Commodity ETFs/ETPs in February 2016 of is a record high. The previous high was U$6.72 Bn gathered in Sep 2012.
Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with US$4.18 Bn, followed by iShares with US$3.10 Bn and Nomura AM with US$1.49 Bn net inflows.
YTD, Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$8.08 Bn, followed by Nomura AM with US$5.71 Bn and iShares with US$3.56 Bn net inflows.
S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks reflecting 27.3% market share; MSCI is second with 14.3% market share, followed by FTSE Russell with a 12.3% market share.