ETFGI reports ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States gathered record inflows of 47 billion US dollars and assets reached a new high of 2.758 trillion US dollars at the end of February 2017

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LONDON — March 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 in the United States reached a new record high of US$2.758 trillion at the end February 2017 surpassing the prior record of US$2.641 trillion set at the end of January 2017.

ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States gathered US$47.39 Bn of net new assets in February marking the 12th consecutive month of net inflows, according to data from ETFGI’s February 2017 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

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Record levels of assets under management were reached at the end of February 2017 for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at US$3.844 trillion, in the United States at US$2.758 trillion, in Europe at US$620 billion, in Asia Pacific ex Japan at US$136 billion, Japan at US$198 billion and in Canada at US$91 billion.

At the end of February 2017, the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,995 ETFs/ETPs, assets of US$2.758 trillion, from 109 providers on 3 exchanges.

“The US equity market performed strongly in February with the S&P 500 up 3.97% and the DJIA was up 5.17%. International equity markets continued to perform well in February with the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. BMI up 1.42% while the S&P Emerging BMI was up 3.46%. There are significant upcoming political and economic events that investors will be watching in Europe in the next two months: the first round of the French election, a Dutch general election, the beginning of the U.K.’s “Brexit” negotiations and, officials from the EU and the IMF are once again locked in negotiations over the Greek bailout,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI.

ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States gathered net inflows of US$47.39 Bn in February. Year to date, net inflows stand at US$89.23 Bn. At this point last year there were net inflows of US$1.06 Bn.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of US$30.42 Bn in February, bringing year to date net inflows to US$58.95 Bn, which is greater than the net outflows of US$31.71 Bn over the same period last year.

Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of US$11.16 Bn in February, growing year to date net inflows to US$23.73 Bn, which is greater than the same period last year which saw net inflows of US$22.46 Bn.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of US$3.92 Bn in February. Year to date, net inflows are at US$4.09 Bn, compared to net inflows of US$7.96 Bn over the same period last year.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with US$14.25 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$13.13 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$9.72 Bn net inflows.

YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$30.07 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$27.90 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$11.10 Bn net inflows.

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