Global ETF and ETP Assets Reach New All-Time High of 2.13 Trillion

ETFGIRecord net inflows of US$83 billion through the end of April helped to push assets invested globally in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) to a new all-time high of US$2.13 trillion, according to figures from ETFGI’s Global ETF and ETP industry insights report for April 2013. There are now 4,827 ETFs and ETPs, with 9,897 listings, assets of $2.13 trillion, from 209 providers listed on 56 exchanges. ETF and ETP assets have increased by 9.1% from $1.95 trillion to $2.13 trillion.

ETFs and ETPs recorded $9.9 billion in net inflows in April 2013. Fixed income ETFs and ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $8.0 billion, followed by equity ETFs and ETPs with $7.5 billion, and active ETFs and ETPs with $1.3 billion, while commodity ETFs and ETPs experienced net outflows with $9.4 billion.

Fixed income ETFs and ETPs net inflows of $8.0 billion in April were composed of $2.8 billion of net inflows in government bond, followed by high yield with $2.0 billion, and corporate bond with $980 million, while inflation ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with $251 million.

Equity ETFs and ETPs saw net inflows of $7.5 billion with US/North American equity gathering $9.2 billion, the largest net inflows, followed by developed Asia Pacific equity with $4.5 billion, and global equity with $1.1 billion, while emerging market equity experienced the largest net outflows with $5.0 billion.

Commodity ETFs and ETPs saw net outflows of $9.4 billion with precious metals experiencing the largest net outflows of $9.0 billion, followed by agriculture with $335 million.

Year-to-date through the end of April 2013, ETFs and ETPs have seen net inflows of $83 billion, which is greater than the $67 billion in net flows at this time in 2012.

“April flows show investors are feeling more cautious as a result of political and economic events in Europe, the US and Asia” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

iShares is the largest ETF and ETP provider with assets of $826 billion, reflecting 38.9% market share; SPDRs is second with $360 billion and 16.9% market share, then Vanguard with $288 billion and 13.6% market share, followed by PowerShares with $72 billion and 3.4% market share. The top three ETF and ETP providers, out of 209, account for 69.4% of global ETF and ETP assets.

S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF and ETP assets tracking its benchmarks with $556 billion, reflecting 26.1% market share; MSCI is second with $368 billion and 17.3% market share, followed by Barclays with $194 billion and 9.1% market share.

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About ETFGI

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 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 offers an annual paid subscription service which provides: 1) the monthly ETFGI Global ETF and ETP Industry Insight report, which provides a 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 ETFs and ETPs; and 3) access to web tools on the www.etfgi.com website for institutional and professional investors interested in using and comparing nearly 5,000 ETFs and ETPs, which have almost 10,000 listings from over 200 providers, listed on 56 exchanges, and better understanding the industry, product, regulatory and company specific data points.

Deborah Fuhr, a partner and co-founder of ETFGI, was previously the Global Head of ETF Research and Implementation Strategy and Managing Director at BlackRock/BGI from 2008–2011, and a Managing Director and head of the Investment Strategy team at Morgan Stanley in London from 1997-2008. Previously she was an Associate at Greenwich Associates, the strategic consulting and research source for providers and users of financial services worldwide.

ETFGI won Most Useful European ETF Research–Statistical in 2012 in the exchangetradedfunds.com 9th annual wards and Best ETF Research 2012 in the ETF Express awards. In 2012, 2009, 2008 and 2007, Ms Fuhr was named as one of the Top 100 women in European Finance, by Financial News.

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

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