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Assets Of ETFs And ETPs Listed Globally Reached 2.49 Trillion U.S. Dollars, A New Record High

LONDON — May 8th, 2014 — ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered U.S. $34.0 billion in net new assets in April which, when combined with a small positive market performance in the month, pushed assets in the global ETF/ETP industry to a new record high of U.S. $2.49 trillion, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s April 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report. At the end of April 2014 there were 5,241 ETFs/ETPs, with 10,238 listings, from 221 providers listed on 59 exchanges around the world.

The ETF/ETP industry in many countries and regions also hit record highs in assets at the end of April 2014 including: the United States at U.S. $1.76 trillion, Europe at U.S. $449.7 billion, Japan at U.S. $82.4 billion, Canada at U.S. $61.1 billion, and the Middle East/Africa at U.S. $41.4 billion.

“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 globally gathered net inflows of U.S. $34.0 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with U.S. $27.5 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with U.S. $6.3 billion, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of U.S. $920 million.

YTD through end of April 2014, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of U.S. $68.9 billion which is less than the U.S. $83.1 million of net inflows gathered at this time last year. Equity ETFs/ETPs have gathered the largest net inflows YTD with U.S. $37.4 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with U.S. $24.5 billion, while commodity ETFs/ETPs have experienced net outflows of U.S. $1.2 billion YTD.

In April 2014, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with U.S. $10.7 billion, followed by Vanguard with U.S. $6.2 billion in net inflows, and SPDR ETFs with U.S. $4.6 billion in net inflows.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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Deborah Fuhr

Deborah Fuhr, partner and co-founder of ETFGI, an independent research and consulting firm providing services to investors and the ETF industry. Prior roles Global Head of ETF Research and Implementation Strategy and a Managing Director at BlackRock/BGI for 3 years and Managing Director and head of the Investment Strategies Group for 11 years.

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