ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high US$2.416 trillion at the end of Q3 2016. Net flows gathered by ETFs/ETPs in September were strong with US$13.63 Bn of net new assets gathered during the month marking the 7th consecutive month of net inflows, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s September 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report (click here to view the ETFGI global asset growth chart for ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States).


Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of Q3 for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at US$3.408 trillion, in Europe at US$566.74 Bn, and in Asia Pacific ex-Japan at US$131.88 Bn.

At the end of Q3 2016, the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,932 ETFs/ETPs, with 1,932 listings, assets of US$2,416 trillion, from 97 providers listed on 3 exchanges.

“Although there was a rally after the FOMC’s vote to leave interest rates unchanged in September, the S&P 500 ended the month flat and the SJIA with a moderate decline of 0.4%. Developed markets ex-US and Emerging markets were up 1.5% and 1.2%, respectively” according to Deborah Fuhr, co-founder and managing partner at ETFGI.

In September 2016, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$13.63 Bn. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$6.74 Bn, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with US$4.57 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$1.55 Bn.

YTD through end of Q3 2016, ETFs/ETPs have gathered a record level of YTD US$152.54 Bn in net inflows surpassing the prior record of US$146,56 Bn gathered at this point in 2015. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest and a record level of US$68.35 Bn in YTD net inflows beating the prior record of US$39.02 Bn gathered YTD in 2015, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with US$52.96 Bn which is significantly less than the record level US$125.02 Bn gathered through Q3 gathered in 2013, and commodity ETFs/ETPs have gathered a record level US$22.91 Bn YTD net inflows surpassing the prior record of US$9.62 Bn gathered in 2012.

iShares is the largest ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with US$938 Bn, reflecting 38.8% market share; Vanguard is second with US$578 Bn and 23.9% market share, followed by SPDR ETFs with US$458 Bn and 19.0% market share. The top three ETF/ETP providers, out of 97, account for 81.7% of US ETF/ETP assets.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in September with US$8.70 Bn, followed by Van Eck with US$1.90 Bn and Vanguard with US$1.85 Bn net inflows.

YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflow with US$62.59 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$57.79 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$17.74 Bn net inflows.

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