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U.S. ETFs/ETPs AUM Up 21% In 2017 To $3.1T Mark

ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States have increased 21.2% in 2017 to reach a new record of 3.088 trillion US dollars at the end of August 2017

LONDON — September 14, 2017 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States have increased 21.2% in the first 8 months of the year to reach a new record of US$3.088 trillion at the end of August 2017, according to ETFGI’s August 2017 preliminary US ETF and ETP industry insights report an annual paid for research.

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The US ETF/ETP industry had 2,044 ETFs/ETPs, assets of US$3.088 trillion, from 114 providers on 4 exchanges. ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States gathered US$24.23 Bn in net inflows in August marking 19 consecutive months of net inflows and a record level of US$299.61 Bn in year to date net inflows which is more than the US$138.93 Bn in net inflows at this point last year and US$20.86 Bn more than the US$278.75 Bn net inflows gathered in all 2016.

“August is typically a challenging month for equity markets with the average loss over the past 20 years for the S&P 500 at 1.3%. This year the S&P 500 was up 0.31% in August and 11.93% year to date, MSCI ACW was up 0.44% and 15.48% YTD while MSCI EM was up 2.27% for August and 28.59% YTD (all prices in USD). Storms and political risks remain a focus for investors - the ability of the Trump administration to move forward on policy goals and hearings on Capitol Hill, Brexit negotiations, and North Korea is still an area of concern.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered a level of US$10.18 Bn in net inflows in August, bringing year to date net inflows to a record level of US$204.85 Bn, which is much greater than the net inflows of US$49.07 Bn over the same period last year and more than the US$173.16 Bn gathered in all 2016. Fixed income ETFs and ETPs have gathered a level of US$8.58 Bn in net inflows in August, growing year to date net inflows to a record level of US$81.59 Bn, which is greater than the same period last year which saw net inflows of US$61.61 Bn.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$1.57 Bn in August. Year to date, net outflows are at US$1.86 Bn, compared to net inflows of US$20.67 Bn over the same period last year.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in August with US$9.15 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$9.02 Bn and Schwab ETFs with US$2.71 Bn net inflows. YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$142.20 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$95.33 Bn and Schwab ETFs with US$18.04 Bn net inflows.

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