ETFGI reports ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered record inflows of 68 billion US dollars and assets reached a new  high of 3.844 trillion US dollars at the end of February 2017

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LONDON — March 9, 2017  — ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today following on from January’s strong start to the year assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of US$3.844 trillion at the end February 2017 surpassing the prior record of US$3.689 trillion set at the end of January 2017.

ETFs/ETPs gathered a record level of US$68.29 billion in net inflows in February, marking the 37th consecutive month or over 3 years of net inflows and a record US$130.99 billion in year to date net inflows, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s February 2017 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

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Record levels of assets under management were reached at the end of February 2017 for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at US$3.844 trillion, in the United States at US$2.758 trillion, in Europe at US$620 billion, in Asia Pacific ex Japan at US$136 billion, Japan at US$198 billion and in Canada at US$91 billion.

At the end of February 2017, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,699 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,646 listings, assets of US$3,844 Bn, from 298 providers listed on 65 exchanges in 53 countries.

“The US equity market performed strongly in February with the S&P 500 up 3.97% and the DJIA was up 5.17%. International equity markets continued to perform well in February with the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. BMI up 1.42% while the S&P Emerging BMI was up 3.46%.  

There are significant upcoming political and economic events that investors will be watching in Europe in the next two months: the first round of the French election, a Dutch general election, the beginning of the U.K.’s “Brexit” negotiations and, officials from the EU and the IMF are once again locked in negotiations over the Greek bailout,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI.

In February 2017, ETFs/ETPs gathered a record level net inflows of US$68.29 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered US$44.59 Bn a record level of net inflows for February, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$14.38 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$6.01 Bn.

YTD through end of February 2017, ETFs/ETPs have gathered US$130.99 Bn a record amount of YTD net inflows. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest and a record level of YTD net inflows with US$90.62 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with a record level of YTD US$27.51 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with a record level of YTD US$7.57 Bn.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with US$18.85 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$13.23 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$10.12 Bn net inflows. YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$38.04 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$29.17 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$12.42 Bn net inflows.