ETFGI reports ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered record inflows of 62 billion US dollars and assets reached a new  high of 3.689 trillion US dollars at the end of January 2017

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LONDON — February 14, 2017  — ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of US$3.689 trillion at the end January 2017 surpassing the prior record of US$3.546 trillion set at the end of December 2016.

ETFs/ETPs gathered a record level of US$62.13 billion in net inflows in January, marking the 36th consecutive month or 3 years of net inflows, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s January 2017 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

Global ETFs/ETPs

Record levels of assets under management were reached at the end of January for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at US$3.689 trillion, in the United States at US$2.641 trillion, in Europe at US$598.76 billion, in Asia Pacific ex Japan at US$132.87 billion, and in Canada at US$88.84 billion.

At the end of January 2017, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,670 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,588 listings, assets of US$3.689 trillion, from 293 providers listed on 65 exchanges in 53 countries.

“Investors favour equities over commodities and fixed income during January as equity markets had a good start to 2017. Developed markets outside the US and emerging markets showed strong performance in January up 3.2% and 5.1% respectively while the S&P 500 index was up 1.9% and the DJIA index was up 0.6% in January,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI.

ETFs/ETPs gathered a record level of US$62.13 Bn for January. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$46.00 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$13.13 Bn, active ETFs/ETPs with US$1.51 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of US$ 987 Mn.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered a record level of US$46.00 Bn of net inflows for January. Investors allocated net inflows to equities in most regions of the world. North American equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$20.06 Bn, followed by ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to developed Asia Pacific equity indices with US$9.63 Bn, global (ex-US) equity ETFs/ETPs with US$6.16 Bn, emerging markets with US$4.32 Bn, global equity indices with US$3.13 Bn, and European equity indices with US$3.03 Bn, while Middle East and African equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of  US$326 Mn.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with US$19.19 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$15.93 Bn and Nomura AM with US$4.20 Bn net inflows.
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