- The ETF/ETP industry globally hit a record high of US$2.49 trillion in assets at the end of April 2014
ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States gathered US$19.9 billion in net new assets in April which, when combined with a small positive market performance in the month, pushed assets in the US ETF/ETP industry to a new record high of $1.76 trillion, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s April 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report. At the end of April 2014, the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,577 ETFs/ETPs, from 57 providers listed on 3 exchanges.
The ETF/ETP industry globally hit a record high of US$2.49 trillion in assets at the end of April 2014.
“In April, as was the case in March, investors continued to show a strong preference to equity allocations. Equity markets were again choppy in April - the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high on April 2nd but ended the month up less than 1%. The DJIA closed the month at an all-time high of 16,581. Outside the U.S., developed markets improved slightly; European equities continued to strengthen, while emerging markets remained flat for the month.” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.
In April 2014, ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States gathered net inflows of US$19.9 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$16.8 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$3.1 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$1.4 Bn.
YTD through end of April 2014, ETFs/ETPs have gathered net inflows of US$34.9 Bn which is significantly below the US$65.6 Bn in net inflows gathered at this time in 2013. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$18.3 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$13.4 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows YTD of US$1.4 Bn.
In April 2014, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with U$8.2 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$5.7 Bn in net inflows, and SPDR ETFs with US$4.7 Bn in net inflows.