LONDON – August 10, 2015 – ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States are gathering net new assets 8% percent faster than in prior years according to ETFGI. A record level of US$125.1 billion in net new assets (NNA) was gathered by ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States in the first seven months of 2015, surpassing the prior record of US$115.9 billion gathered in the same period in 2013. At the end of July 2015, the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,764 ETFs/ETPs, assets of US$2.14 trillion, from 84 providers listed on 3 exchanges, according to ETFGI’s preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for July 2015.
“The S&P 500 index ended up 2% for the month of July and finished the first seven months of 2015 up 3%. Although investors faced uncertainty in China and Greece during July they continued to invest significant net new assets in equity ETFs”, according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.
Record levels of NNA have also been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally which have gathered US$199 billion in the first seven months of 2015, surpassing the prior record of US$164 billion gathered in the same period in 2014. A record level of US$48.4 billion net inflows were gathered by ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe in the first seven months of 2015, surpassing the prior record of US$42.9 billion gathered in the same period in 2014, and ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan have gathered US$24 Bn which is significantly higher than the US$15 Bn gathered in the first seven months of 2014.
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U.S. ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$22.2 billion in July
In July 2015, listed in the United States saw net inflows of US$22.2 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$15.9 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$6.1 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$1.3 Bn.
Year to date (YTD) through end of July 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$125.1 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$90.3 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$25.4 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$720 Mn net inflows.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in July with US$7.5 Bn, followed by SPDR ETFs with US$5.3 Bn, Vanguard with US$4.5 Bn net inflows, WisdomTree with US$1.2 Bn and DB x-trackers with US$997 Mn.
YTD iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$49.6 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$45.6 Bn, WisdomTree with US$21.3 Bn, DB x-trackers with US$14.5 Bn and First Trust with US$9.8 Bn net inflows.
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