Assets of ETFs and ETPs Listed In The U.S. Reach A Record $1.98 Trillion

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December 8, 2014 5:16pm NYSE:DIA NYSE:SPY

ETFGIETFGI’s research finds 2014 is proving to be a very good year for the ETF/ETP industry in the United States. The ETF/ETP industry in the United States reached a new record of US$1.98 trillion in assets at the end of November.

We expect to see assets break through the US$2 trillion milestone any day.

At the end of November 2014 the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,659 ETFs/ETPs, from 68 providers listed on 3 exchanges. Net new asset inflows into US listed ETF/ETPs were US$42.4 billion in November, which is a record month, beating the previous high of US$41.2 billion set in July 2013.

The global ETF/ETP industry has reached a new record of US$2.76 trillion in assets. We expect the assets to break through the US$3 trillion milestone in the first half of 2015.

Economic news in Europe during November was not positive with the OECD warning that Europe was the “locus of weakness” in the global economy – criticizing the ECB’s efforts to combat economic stagnation. Many found the EC’s investment plan as lacking new money and new ideas with even the Pope criticizing the plan.  During November the US market continued its positive trend with both the S&P 500 and the Dow closing up 3% for the month.  Developed markets ended the month up 1% while emerging markets declined 1%.” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

In November 2014 ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States saw net inflows of US$42.4 billion. Equity net inflows of US$41.2 Bn in November were a record month, beating the previous high of US$37.2 Bn in July 2013, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$1.7 Bn, whilst commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$321 Mn.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in November with US$11.9 Bn, followed by SPDR ETFs with US$10.8 Bn and Vanguard with US$8.7 Bn net inflows. iShares is the largest ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with US$757 Bn, reflecting 38.2% market share; SPDR ETFs is second with US$433 Bn and 21.8% market share, followed by Vanguard with US$421 Bn and 21.3% market share. The top three ETF/ETP providers, out of 68, account for 81.3% of US ETF/ETP assets, while the remaining 65 providers each have less than 5% market share.

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Established by industry expert Deborah Fuhr and partners, ETFGI is a wholly independent research and consultancy firm providing research and services to firms such as 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 2013” which examines and profiles the number and types of ETFs and ETPs being used by institutional investors globally from 2006 through 2013.

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  1. The monthly ETFGI ETF and ETP Industry Insight reports, providing over 300 pages of detailed analysis of the global ETF and ETP industry, analysing net new asset flows into asset classes, products and managers, index provider rankings, broker rankings and new product launches, as well as numerous other metrics;
  2. A directory of all ETFs and ETPs; and

Access to web tools on the website, for a better understanding of industry, product, regulatory and company specific data points. Our website is particularly useful for institutional and professional investors interested in using and comparing all products in the global ETF/ETP industry.

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