According to preliminary figures from ETFGI’s Global ETF and ETP industry insights report, near record net inflows of US$44.08 billion and strong market performance helped to push global ETF and ETP assets to US$2.16 trillion at the end of July 2013. There are now 4,883 ETFs/ETPs, with 9,925 listings, from 209 providers listed on 57 exchanges.
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“Dovish comments from the Fed and positive market performance encouraged investors to put net inflows of US$44.08 billion back into the market through ETFs/ETPs” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.
In July, Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$41.62 billion. North American/US equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$32.99 billion, followed by European equity indices with US$3.51 billion, and developed Asia Pacific equity with US$1.82 billion.
Fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced net inflows of US$5.1 billion. High yield ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$3.0 billion, followed by government bonds with US$2.2 billion, and corporate bonds with US$868 million, while inflation-linked fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$650 million.
Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$2.72 billion. Precious metals ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$2.19 billion, followed by energy, and agriculture with net outflows of US$223 million and US$175 million, respectively.
SPDR ETFs ranks first based on July net inflows with US$17.8 billion, and fourth YTD with US$11.8 billion. Meanwhile, Vanguard ranks first based on net inflows YTD with US$36.17 billion, and third in July with US$7.31 billion. iShares ranks in second place for both July and YTD net inflows, with US$10.9 billion and US$32.47 billion, respectively. WisdomTree and PowerShares rank in third and fifth place in YTD net inflows with US$11.85 billion and US$9.61 billion, respectively.