Active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of 38 billion AUM

TFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high US$38.19 billion at the end of June 2016, according to data from ETFGI’s June 2016 global Active ETF and ETP industry insights report (click here to view the ETFGI chart of active ETFs/ETPs by location and asset class).


Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of June for active ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States at US$26.38 Bn, Canada with US$4.46 Bn, and in Asia Pacific ex Japan with US$1.56 Bn.

At the end of June 2016, the Global Active ETF/ETP industry had 272 ETFs/ETPs, with 372 listings, assets of US$38 Bn, from 51 providers listed on 17 exchanges in 14 countries.

“Markets and investors around the world were engulfed in the chaos following what many saw as the unexpected result of the UK’s June 23rd vote. Volatility was up significantly during the month. The S&P 500 index was up just 0.3%. Emerging markets were up 3.94% while developed markets ex-US declined 2.87%. There is still uncertainty in the markets due to questions on when and how Brexit changes will be implement and the many changes happening in UK political parties” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

In June 2016, active ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$724 Mn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$296 Mn, followed by mixed asset class ETFs/ETPs with US$247 Mn, and equity ETFs/ETPs with US$145 Mn.

YTD through end of June 2016, active ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$3.01 Bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$1.88 Bn, followed by mixed asset class ETFs/ETPs with US$437 Mn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$343 Mn.

PIMCO is the largest active ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with US$7.65 Bn, reflecting 20.0% market share; Source is second with US$5.13 Bn and 13.4% market share, followed by First Trust with US$4.80 Bn and 12.6% market share.

Just 7 out of the 272 active ETFs/ETPs have greater than US$1 Bn in assets, and hold a combined total of US$17 Bn, or 45.3%, of global active ETF/ETP assets.

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