Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of 2.217 trillion US dollars at the end of April 2016, according to ETFGI

LONDON — May 11, 2016 — assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of US$2.217 trillion at the end of April 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s April 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. (click here to view the ETFGI chart for asset growth).

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Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of April for ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada which reached US$77.42 billion, in Europe US$533.34 billion, in Japan US$145.93 billion, in Asia Pacific ex-Japan US$125.21 billion, and for ETFs/ETPs listed globally which reached US$3.317 trillion.

At the end of April 2016, the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,884 ETFs/ETPs, assets of US$2.218 trillion, from 97 providers listed on 3 exchanges..

“Following a strong market performance in March the S&P 500 index was up just 0.39% in April.  Developed markets ex-US were up 3.20%, while emerging markets ended up 1.05%.  The S+P GSCI commodity index was up 10.14% in April.  There is still a significant amount of uncertainty in the markets due to the upcoming Brexit vote, the US election, the efficacy and future of QE programs around the world.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

U.S. ETFs/ETPs see net inflows of US$11.23 Billion in April

In April 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed in the US gathered net inflows of US$11.23 Bn.  Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$8.16 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$2.82 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$916 Mn.

YTD through end of April 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed in the US have gathered net inflows of US$45.30 Bn. YTD record level of net new assets have been gathered by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$33.66 Bn and Commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$8.05 Bn.

In April Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$5.90 Bn, followed by iShares with US$3.58 Bn and ProShares with US$1.18 Bn net inflows.

YTD, Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$22.33 Bn, followed by iShares with US$20.08 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$8.09 Bn in net inflows.

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