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$11.4 Billion Net Inflows Into Global ETFs and ETPs In February 2013

March 6th, 2013

ETFGIIn February 2013, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) globally had net inflows of $11.4 billion, according to new research published in the latest ETFGI Global ETF and ETP industry insights. ETFGI won the Best ETF Research award in 2012 in the ETF Express awards announced on February 28th in London.

Equity ETFs and ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $11.6 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs and ETPs with $1.3 billion, and active ETFs and ETPs with $1.1 billion, while commodity ETFs and ETPs experienced net outflows with $4.9 billion.

Year to date through end of February 2013, ETFs and ETPs have seen net inflows of $49.1 billion.  Equity ETFs and ETPs gathered the largest net inflows year to date with $45.1 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs and ETPs with $2.8 billion, and leveraged inverse ETFs and ETPs with $2.5 billion, while commodity ETFs/ETPs had net outflows of US$5.3 billion.


“The flows into equity ETFs and ETPs show investors are rotating out of cash and fixed income into equities as investor confidence continues to improve,” says Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at London-based ETFGI.

In February, equity ETFs and ETPs had net inflows of $11.6 billion. North American equity ETFs and ETPs gathered the largest net inflows $6.6 billion, followed by developed Asia Pacific equity indices with $3.4 billion, and global (ex-US) equity $1.8 billion, while emerging market equity ETFs and ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with $1.4 billion.

The global ETF industry had 3,345 ETFs, with 7,660 listings, assets of $1.86 trillion, from 180 providers on 54 exchanges at the end of February 2013. Including ETFs and other ETPs, at the end of February, the global ETF and ETP industry had 4,764 ETFs and ETPs, with 9,799 listings, assets of $2.04 trillion US dollars, from 209 providers on 56 exchanges.

Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF and ETP inflows in February with $5.95 billion, followed by iShares with $4.23 billion and WisdomTree with $2.16 billion net inflows.

S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF and ETP assets tracking its benchmarks with $518 billion, reflecting 25.4% market share; MSCI is second with $440 billion and 21.5% market share, followed by BarCap with $182 billion and 8.9% market share.

The top 100 ETFs and ETPs, out of 4,764, account for 59.6% of global ETF and ETP assets. 296 ETFs and ETPs have greater than $1 billion in assets, while 63.3% of all ETFs and ETPs have less than US$100 million in assets, 54% have less than $50 million in assets and 28% have less than $10 million in assets.

About ETFGI

Established by industry expert Deborah Fuhr and partners, ETFGI is a wholly independent research and consultancy firm providing research and consulting services to leading global institutional and professional investors, the global exchange-traded fund and exchange-traded product industry, its regulators and its advisers. The partners leverage extensive industry experience, unparalleled industry contacts and rigorous analysis to deliver proprietary research on the global ETF and ETP industry.  ETFGI won the Best ETF Research award in 2012 in the ETF Express awards announced on February 28th in London.

ETFGI offers an annual paid subscription service that provides: 1) the monthly ETFGI Global ETF and ETP Industry Insight reports, which provide a detailed analysis of the Global ETF and ETP industry, analysing net new asset flows into asset classes, into products and managers, index provider rankings, broker rankings and new product launches, as well as numerous other metrics; 2) a directory of ETFs and ETPs; and 3) access to web tools

About Deborah Fuhr

Deborah Fuhr is a partner and co-founder of ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm established in early 2012.

Previously Ms. Fuhr was the Global Head of ETF Research and Implementation Strategy and a Managing Director at BlackRock/BGI from Sept 2008 – Oct 2011. The team won a number of awards.

Previously she was at Morgan Stanley in London from 1997 – 2008 where she was a Managing Director heading the Investment Strategies team.   Prior experience includes time as an Associate at Greenwich Associates the premier strategic consulting and research source for providers and users of financial services worldwide.

In 2012, 2009, 2008 and 2007, Ms. Fuhr was named as one of the Top 100 women in Finance, a distinguished list of the most influential women in European Finance, by Financial News.

She has an MBA from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut.

Contact:

Deborah Fuhr
Partner
ETFGI LLP
100 Pall Mall
London
SW1Y 5NQ
United Kingdom
Mobile: 44 777 5823 111
Email: deborah.fuhr@etfgi.com


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