Research: Fixed Income and Commodity ETFs/ETPs Have 3rd Best Month In January

LONDON — February 9, 2015 — ETFGI’s new research finds overall net new asset (NNA) flows in January were US$12.2 Bn. Net inflows of US$13.3 Bn into fixed income products and US$5.2 Bn of net inflows of into commodity ETFs/ETPs globally ranked as the third largest months on record for both asset classes while equity ETFs/ETPs suffered net outflows of US$8.0 Bn in January.

The global ETF/ETP industry had 5,585 ETFs/ETPs, with 10,770 listings, assets of US$2.77 trillion, from 242 providers listed on 63 exchanges in 51 countries at the end of January 2015 according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end January 2015 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

“Investors showed a strong preference for fixed income and commodity exposure during January as volatility increased. The S&P 500 was down 4%, developed markets were flat, emerging markets were down slightly while frontier markets where down 3% in January. The ECB announced on January 22nd a stimulus package which will total US$1.27 trillion based on buying US$69 billion a month in public and private bonds to stimulate the European economy.”, according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

Globally, Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with US$9.8 Bn, followed by iShares with US$7.7 Bn, WisdomTree with US$3.9 Bn, DB Xtrackers with US$3.3 Bn And UBS GAM US$2.3 Bn in net inflows.

Fifty-five new products were listed in January by 26 providers which is just 1 less than the 56 new product listed in January 2014. Thirty-nine ETFs/ETPs were closed in January which is a 250% increase from the 11 closures in January 2014.


The ETF/ETP industry in Europe has started 2015 with the largest ever monthly net inflows of US$14.9 Bn surpassing the prior record of US10.8 Bn in net inflows set in July 2014. ETFs/ETPs in Japan had a strong start to the year gathering US$3.8 Bn which is more than the US$3.0 Bn gathered in January 2014. ETFs/ETPs in Asia Pacific ex Japan had its weakest start to the year suffering US$3.0 Bn in net outflows during January.

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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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