Global Active ETFs/ETPs AUM Up 45% In 2017

Global Active ETFs/ETPs AUM Up 45% In 2017

ETFGI reports assets invested in Active ETFs/ETPs listed globally have increased 44.9% in 2017 to reach a new record of US$63.60 billion at the end of September

LONDON — October 18, 2017 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in Active ETFs/ETPs listed globally have increase 44.9% in the first 9 months of the year to reach a new record of US$63.60 Bn at the end of September, according to ETFGI’s September 2017 Active ETF and ETP industry insights report an annual paid for research subscription service.

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Record levels of assets were reached at the end of September for active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reaching US$63.60 Bn, in the United States at US$40.90 Bn, in Canada at US$10.37 Bn, in Europe at US$8.33 Bn and in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) at US$3.91 Bn.

At the end of September 2017, the Global active ETF/ETP industry had 377 ETFs/ETPs, with 451 listings, assets of US$63.60 Bn, from 82 providers listed on 20 exchanges in 16 countries.

In September 2017, active ETFs/ETPs gathered a record level of US$1.88 Bn in net inflows marking 33 consecutive months of net inflows and a record level of US$18.38 Bn in year to date net inflows which is greater than the US$4.77 Bn in net inflows at this point last year and US$10.06 Bn more than the US$8.32 Bn net inflows gathered in all 2016.

“The US market typically has performed poorest during the month of September. This year the S&P 500 was up 2.06% in September and is up 14.24% year to date. The S&P 500 Value outperformed S&P 500 Growth up 3.28% and 1.11% respectively, furthering the perception of stronger economic fundamentals. Energy and Financials were September's top performing sectors, up 9.94% and 5.14%, respectively. The S&P Developed Ex-U.S. BMI gained 2.57% in September and is up 20.76% year to date. Emerging markets declined 0.55% in September due to headwinds including a rising dollar but is up 26.95% year to date. The uncertainty of Brexit negotiations and North Korea are still areas of concern for investors.” According to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner and co-founder of ETFGI.

64.3% of the global assets in active ETFs/ETPs are invested in the 194 active products that are domiciled and listed in the United States. 71.6% of the assets in active ETFs/ETPs are invested in the 122 active fixed income products.

First Trust gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in September with US$428 Mn, followed by PowerShares with US$394 Mn and SPDR ETFs with net inflows of US$191 Mn.

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