Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally have broken through the 3 trillion US dollars milestone at the end of Q1 2016

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally have broken through the 3 trillion US dollars milestone for the second time at the end of Q1 2016, according to ETFGI 

LONDON — April 11, 2016 — assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally have broken through the US$ 3 trillion milestone for the second time at the end of Q1 (click here to view a chart showing asset growth ). At the end of May 2015 the assets in  ETFs/ETPs listed globally first exceeded the US$ 3 trillion milestone.

During March ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered US$45.30 in net new assets. This marks the 26th consecutive month of net inflows. The Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,240 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,042 listings, assets of US$3.07 trillion, from 277 providers listed on 64 exchanges in 51 countries, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s March 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

U.S. equities rebounded in March ending the month up 7%. Emerging markets and Developed ex US markets also had a strong March ending up 12.5% and 7.2% respectively. Based on comments from the Fed there is a growing belief that interest rates will be held lower for longer than previously anticipated. The European Central Bank cut rates and announced additional stimulus will begin in April, accelerating the rate of bond purchases from 60 to 80 billion euros per month” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

In March 2016, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$45.30 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$26.30 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$14.80 Bn, and commodity  ETFs/ETPs with US$2.42 Bn.

In March 2016, 71 new ETFs/ETPs were launched by 27 providers and 30 ETFs/ETPs were closed.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in March with US$20.97 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$9.74 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$6.25 Bn in net inflows.

YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$24.54 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$17.82 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$8.78 Bn net inflows.

S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks with 27.5% market share; MSCI is second with 14.6% market share, followed by FTSERussell with 12.4% market share.

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