LONDON — May 12, 2016 — assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the Europe reached a new record high of US$533.34 billion at the end of April 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s April 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. (click here to view the ETFGI chart for asset growth).

Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of April for ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada which reached US$77.42 billion, in the United States US$2.217 trillion, in Japan US$145.93 billion, in Asia Pacific ex-Japan US$125.21 billion, and for ETFs/ETPs listed globally which reached US$3.317 trillion.

At the end of April 2016, the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,197 ETFs/ETPs, with 6,910 listings, assets of US$533.4 Bn, from 52 providers listed on 25 exchanges in 21 countries.

Following a strong market performance in March the S+P 500 index was up just 0.39% in April.  Developed markets ex-US were up 3.20%, while emerging markets ended up 1.05%.  The S+P GSCI commodity index was up 10.14% in April.  There is still a significant amount of uncertainty in the markets due to the upcoming Brexit vote, the US election, the efficacy and future of QE programs around the world.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

In April 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of US$3.13 Bn which marks the 19th consecutive month of net inflows.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$4.16 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$901 Mn, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$2.08 Bn.

YTD through end of April 2016, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$13.39 Bn.  YTD record level of net new assets have been gathered by Commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$5.32 Bn.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in April with US$3.17 Bn, followed by ETF Securities with US$482 Mn and UBS ETFs with US$463 Mn in net inflows.

YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$9.29 Bn, followed by ETF Securities with US$2.59 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$975 Mn in net inflows.

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