ETFGI reports assets invested in active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of US$46 billion at the end of January 2017

London – February 28, 2017 – ETFGI, 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 of US$46 billion at the end of January 2017, according to data from ETFGI’s January 2017 global active ETF and ETP industry insights report.

Record levels of assets were reached at the end of January for active ETFs/ETPs listed globally with US$45.57 Bn, in the United States with US$31.08 Bn, in Canada with US$6.14 Bn, in Asia Pacific with US$2.05 Bn and in Japan with US$107 Mn.

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At the end of January 2017, the Global active ETF/ETP industry had 320 ETFs/ETPs, with 413 listings, assets of US$46 Bn, from 64 providers listed on 16 exchanges.

In January 2017, active ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of US$1.51 Bn. Active ETF/ETP assets have increased by 4.6% from US$43,55 Mn in December 2016 to US$45,57 Mn in January 2017.

“Investors favour equities over commodities and fixed income during January as equity markets had a good start to 2017. Developed markets outside the US and emerging markets showed strong performance in January up 3.2% and 5.1% respectively while the S&P 500 index was up 1.9% and the DJIA index was up 0.6% in January,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI.

68% of the assets in active ETFs/ETPs are in the 170 active products that are domiciled and listed in the United States. 72% of the assets in active ETFs/ETPs are in the 103 active fixed income products.

First Trust gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with US$394 Mn, followed by iShares with US$243 Mn and Source with US$192 Mn net inflows.

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