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ETFs, ETPs Are Gathering Net New Assets 21 Percent Faster Than In Prior Years

LONDON — August 7, 2015 — ETFs and ETPs listed globally are gathering net new assets 21% percent faster than in prior years according to ETFGI. Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs are again above the US$3 trillion milestone which they first passed at the end of May 2015 before dropping below US$3 trillion at the end of June 2015.

A record level of US$199 billion in net new assets (NNA) was gathered by ETFs and ETPs listed globally in the first seven months of 2015, surpassing the prior record of US$164 billion gathered in the same period in 2014. At the end of July 2015, the global ETF/ETP industry had 5,891 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,396 listings, from 265 providers on 63 exchanges in 51 countries.

“The S&P 500 index ended up 2% for the month of July and finished the first seven months of 2015 up 3%. Although investors faced uncertainty in China and Greece during July they continued to invest significant net new assets in equity ETFs”, according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.

Record levels of net new assets (NNA) have also been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States which have gathered US$125 Bn, beating the previous record of US$116 Bn gathered in the first seven months of 2013. European listed ETFs/ETPs gathered US$48 Bn, beating the US$43 Bn gathered in the same period in 2014 and ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan have gathered US$24 Bn which is significantly higher than the US$15 Bn gathered in the first seven months of 2014.

In July 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered US$46 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$35 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$9 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$2 Bn.

Year to date (YTD) through end of July 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$199 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$137 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$44 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs have gathered net inflows of US$2 Bn.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in July with US$11.3 Bn, followed by SPDR ETFs with US$6.0 Bn, Vanguard with US$5.3 Bn net inflows, Nomura AM with US$2.9 Bn and DB x-trackers with US$2.6 Bn in net inflows.

YTD, iShares has gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$63.4 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$50.1 Bn, DB x-trackers with US$21.7 Bn net inflows, WisdomTree with US$21.5 Bn and Nomura AM with US$10.4 Bn.

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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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