LONDON — November 9, 2015 — ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States have gathered a record 174.8 billion US dollars in net new assets as of the end of October 2015.  During October ETFs/ETPs listed in the US gathered US$28.4 billion in net new assets. This marks the 9th consecutive month of positive net inflows, according to ETFGI’s Global ETF and ETP insights report for October 2015.

U.S. ETFs/ETPs asset increase 22.3% over the prior record set in 2013

We are on track to end the year with record net inflows and assets in the US ETF/ETP industry. In the first ten months of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with net inflows of US$287.3 Bn marking a 22.3% increase over the prior record set at this time last year. In the United States net inflows reached US$174.8 Bn, which is 12.4% higher than the prior record set in 2013, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to an all-time record of US$68.6 Bn, representing a 22.7% increase on the record set YTD through end of October 2014. In Canada, YTD net inflows are at a record US$10.1 billion which is slightly ahead of the prior record set in 2012. In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 121.9% on the record set last year, standing at US$35.0 Bn at the end of October 2015.

Equity markets performed well globally in October: the Dow was up 9%, the S&P 500 was 8%,  all 10 sectors of the S&P 500 were up for the month, developed markets gained 7%, emerging markets were up 8%.  Investors put net money into riskier assets including emerging market equities in October.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

The ETF/ETP industry in the United States had 1,803 ETFs/ETPs with assets of US$2.129 trillion, from 90 providers listed on 3 exchanges at the end of October.

In October 2015, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of US$28.4 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$18.2 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$10.9 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$152 Mn.

YTD through end of October 2015, ETFs, ETPs have seen net inflows of US$174.8 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$110.8 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$49.8 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$919 Mn.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in October with US$13.5 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$6.8 Bn, SPDR ETFs with US$3.7 Bn, PowerShares with US$2.0 Bn, and Schwab ETFs with US$1.2 Bn in net inflows.

YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$72.3 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$60.0 Bn, WisdomTree with US$19.4 Bn, DB/x-trackers with US$16.8 Bn, and Schwab ETFs with US$11.0 Bn in net inflows.

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