U.S. ETFs/ETPs Gather $2.798 Trillion At The End Of 1Q17

ETFGI reports ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States gathered record inflows of 44 billion US dollars and assets reached a new high of 2.798 trillion US dollars at the end of Q1 2017

London — April 27, 2017 — ETFGI, a 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$2.798 trillion at the end Q1 2017 surpassing the prior record of US$2.758 trillion set at the end of February 2017, according to data from ETFGI’s Q1 2017 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

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At the end of March 2017, the US ETF/ETP industry had 2,000 ETFs/ETPs, assets of US$2.798 trillion, from 110 providers listed on 3 exchanges.

“Investors have favoured equities over fixed income and commodities as equity markets have performed positively in March and in the first quarter of 2017. The S&P 500 gained 0.1% in March and 6.1% during the first quarter. International equity markets performed strongly in March and in the first quarter with the international markets ex US up 2.6% in March and 7.5% in Q1 and emerging markets up 2.1% in March and 11.1% in Q1. With the first round of the French elections looming, European volatility expectations increased,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI. 

ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States gathered a record level of US$44.39 Bn of net new assets in March marking the 13th consecutive month of net inflows. Year to date, net inflows stand at a record level of US$133.62 Bn. At this point last year there were net inflows of US$34.07 Bn.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of US$34.20 Bn in March, bringing year to date net inflows to
US$93.15 Bn, which is greater than the net outflows of US$9.36 Bn over the same period last year.

Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of US$8.19 Bn in March, growing year to date net inflows to US$31.92 Bn, which is greater than the same period last year which saw net inflows of US$30.84 Bn.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs gathered net outflows of US$108 Mn in March. Year to date, net inflows are at US$3.98 Bn, compared to net inflows of US$8.97 Bn over the same period last year.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in March with US$24.25 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$12.59 Bn and Schwab ETFs with US$2.23 Bn net inflows.

In Q1, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$54.32 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$40.49 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$11.68 Bn net inflows.

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Speakers include:

  • Adena T. Friedman President and Chief Executive Officer, Nasdaq
  • Chris Concannon  President and Chief Operating Officer, CBOE Holdings
  • Thomas W. Farley, President of NYSE
  • Jim Ross Executive Vice President, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA)
  • Christine Podolak Senior Director, Exchange Traded Products Surveillance andInvestigations FINRA
  • Barry Pershkow Senior Special Counsel  US Securities and Exchange Commission

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