ETFGI reports Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of 3.143 trillion US dollars at the end of May 2016

ONDON — June 9, 2016 — ETFGI the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high US$3.143 trillion at the end of May 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s May 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. (click here to view the ETFGI global asset growth chart).

Record levels of assets invested in ETFs/ETPs were also reached at the end of May for ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States at US$2.229 trillion, and in Japan which reached US$147 billion.

At the end of May 2016, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,374 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,200 listings, from 280 providers listed on 65 exchanges in 53 countries.

The S+P 500 index was up just 1.8% in May.  Developed markets ex-US declined 0.9% and  emerging markets declined 3.2.%.  There is still a significant amount of uncertainty in the markets due to Investors the upcoming Brexit vote and the expectation that the Fed will raise rates sooner than expected”. according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

In May 2016, ETFs/ETPs have gathered net inflows of US$10.60 Bn.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$7.47 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$5.47 Bn, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$4.53 Bn. This marks the 28th consecutive month of net inflows.

YTD through end of May 2016, ETFs/ETPs have gathered net inflows of US$91.26 Bn.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$56.83 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$19.90 Bn, and equity ETFs/ETPs with US$3,40 Bn.

Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in May with US$8.46 Bn, followed by Schwab ETFs with US$1.32 Bn and Van Eck with US$1.11 Bn net inflows.

YTD, Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$32.26 Bn, followed by iShares with US$27.08 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$6.29 Bn net inflows.

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