LONDON — July 9, 2015 — A record level of US$103 billion in net new assets (NNA) was gathered by ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States in the first half of 2015, surpassing the prior record of US$76 billion gathered in the first half of 2012, according to ETFGI’s preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for the first half of 2015. At the end of June 2015, the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,742 ETFs/ETPs, assets of US$2.1 trillion, from 82 providers listed on 3 exchanges.
“June was a difficult month for most markets around the world. The S&P 500 index ended June down 2% for the month and finished the first half of 2015 up 1%. Market performance in the first half of 2015 was impacted by a number of uncertainties in the first half of 2015: the situation in Greece and the impact on the Eurozone, when the Fed will raise interest rates, volatility in the Chinese market and the MERS outbreak in South Korea.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.
U.S. ETFs/ETPs see record breaking inflows in first half of 2015
In the first half of 2015 record levels of NNA have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with US$152 billion beating the prior record of US$130 billion in the first half of 2014. US listed ETFs/ETPs gathered US$103 billion, beating the previous record of US$76 billion gathered in the first half of 2012, ETFs/ETPs in Japan gathered US$18 billion beating the prior record of US$13.5 billion set in the first half of 2014, and European listed ETFs/ETPs gathered US$40 billion, beating the US$32 billion gathered in the first half of 2014.
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In June 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in the US gathered net inflows of US$18.7 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$20.1 Bn, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows with US$1.9 Bn and commodities suffered net outflows of US$29 Mn.
YTD through end of June 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$103 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$74.5 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$19.4 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of US$2.0 Bn.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in June with US$7.4 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$7.1 Bn, First Trust with US$1.4 Bn, WisdomTree with US$1.2 Bn and Schwab ETFs with US$ 1.1 Bn in net inflows.
YTD iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$42.1 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$41.1 Bn, WisdomTree with US$20.1 Bn, DB Xtrackers with US$13.5 Bn and First Trust with US$9.1 Bn in net inflows.
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