Assets of ETFs and ETPs Listed In The U.S. Reach A Record $1.73 Trillion

ETFGIFlows into ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States rebounded in March gathering net inflows of $10.9 billion 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 $1.73 trillion, according to ETFGI’s Q1 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report.  At the end of Q1 2014 there were 1,568 ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States, from 57 providers on 3 exchanges.

“March was the first month in 2014 when equity exposures gathered more net new assets than fixed income. Equity markets were choppy in March – the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high on March 7th but ended the month up less than 1%. Gains came at the end of the month after comments from Fed provided assurance that short-term rates would not increase earlier than expected. Outside the U.S., developed markets declined slightly while emerging markets gained 3%.” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

In March 2014, ETFs/ETPs in the US saw net inflows of $10.9 Bn.  Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $13.5 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with $463 Mn, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of $3.83 Bn.

In Q1 2014, ETFs/ETPs in the US have gathered net inflows of $15.0 Bn.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with $10.3 Bn, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with $1.4 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs have seen net outflows of $55 Mn.

In March 2014, Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $4.73 Bn, followed by First Trust with $1.21 Bn, iShares with $1.08 Bn, Proshares with $753 Mn and Van Eck with $635 Mn in net inflows.

In Q1 2014, Vanguard has gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $12.74 Bn, followed by iShares with $4.41 Bn, First Trust with US$3.691 Bn, Guggenheim with $2.31 Bn and Charles Schwab ETFs with $1.81 Bn in net inflows.

Established by industry expert Deborah Fuhr and partners, ETFGI is a wholly independent research and consultancy firm providing research and services to firm such as the leading global institutional and professional investors, the global exchange traded fund and exchange traded product industry, its Regulators and its advisers. The partners leverage over 30 years of extensive industry experience, unparalleled industry contacts and rigorous analysis to deliver proprietary research on the global ETF and ETP industry.

ETFGI has recently published a report called “Institutional Users of ETFs and ETPs 2012” which examines and profiles the number and types of ETFs and ETPs being used by institutional investors globally from 2005 through 2012.

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