Last updated: 13:47 / Tuesday, 12 May 2015
According to ETFGI

Assets in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record 2.132 trillion US dollars at the end of April

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Assets in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record 2.132 trillion US dollars at the end of April
  • iShares gathered the largest net inflows, followed by Vanguard, Deutsche, WisdomTree and First Trust
  • The figures are US$2.132 trillion in the United States, Europe at US$511 billion, Asia Pacific ex-Japan at US$125 billion, Japan at US$112 billion and Canada at US$69.9 billion
  • Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$11.3 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$3.7 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$1.0 Bn

Assets in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record 2.132 trillion US dollars at the end of April according to ETFGI’s preliminary monthly global insight report for this month.

The US ETF/ETP industry had 1,703 ETFs/ETPs, from 76 providers listed on 3 exchanges at the end of April 2015.

Record levels of assets were reached at the end of April for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at US$2.998 trillion, in the United States at US$2.132 trillion, Europe at US$511 billion, Asia Pacific ex-Japan at US$125 billion, Japan at US$112 billion and Canada at US$69.9 billion.

“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.

In April 2015, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$14.6 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$11.3 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$3.7 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$1.0 Bn.

Year to date through end of April 2015, ETFs/ETPs in listed in the United States have gathered a record level of net inflows of US$72.1 Bn more than double the prior record of US$34.9 Bn set at this time in 2014. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$41.3 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$21.8 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$3.2 Bn in net inflows.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in April with US$7.7 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$7.2 Bn, Deutsche with US$4.7 Bn, WisdomTree with US$4.0 Bn and First Trust with US$1.9 Bn in net inflows.

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