ETFs And ETPs Listed In U.S. Reach Record High In May 2014

LONDON — June 6th, 2014 — ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States gathered US $13.59 billion in net new assets in May which, when combined with a small positive market performance in the month, pushed assets in the US listed ETF/ETP industry to a new record high of US $1.8 trillion, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s May 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report. At the end of May 2014, the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,591 ETFs/ETPs, from 58 providers listed on 3 exchanges.

The ETF/ETP industry globally and in many countries and regions hit record highs in assets at the end of May 2014 including: ETFs/ETPs listed globally US$ 2.55 trillion, in the United States US $1.8 trillion, Europe US $459 billion, Japan US $86.7 billion, Canada US $63.2 billion and Middle East Africa US $41.69 billion.

“Year to date, investors have invested net new money in almost equal amounts into equity and fixed income exposures. The S&P 500 ended May at an all-time high (1924). The S&P 500 is up 5% year to date, while the DJIA is up only 2%. US stocks have advanced each month in 2014 except for January. During May developed markets gained 2% and emerging markets 4% with Asia showing strong performance up 4%,” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

In May 2014, ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States gathered net inflows of US $13.59 billion. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US $9.0 billion, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with US $3.8 billion, while commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US $60 million.

YTD through end of May 2014, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US $48.5 billion which is significantly less than the US $84.8 billion of net inflows gathered at this time last year. Fixed income and Equity ETFs/ETPs have gathered nearly identical levels of net new assets YTD with US $22.4 billion and US $22.1 billion in net inflows respectively, while commodity ETFs/ETPs have experienced net outflows of US $1.4 billion YTD.

YTD, Vanguard has gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US $24.2 billion, followed by iShares with US $20.0 billion in net inflows, and First Trust with US $5.3 billion in net inflows.

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Deborah Fuhr

Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner and Founder of ETFGI (, a leading independent firm which has for over 10 years offered a database and factsheets for all ETFs and ETPs listed globally, published monthly research reports covering trends in the global ETFs ecosystem, provided consulting services and educational events. Prior roles include Global Head of ETF Research and Implementation Strategy and a Managing Director at BlackRock/BGI in London for 3 years and Managing Director and head of the Investment Strategies Group at Morgan Stanley in London for 11 years. Deborah is one of the founders and board members of Women in ETFs and the co-president of Women in ETFs EMEA.

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