LONDON — October 8, 2015 — Although September was another roller coaster ride for investors they allocated US$32 billion in net new assets to ETFs/ETPs listed globally during the month. This marks the 20th consecutive month of positive net inflows, according to ETFGI’s preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for the September 2015.
In the first three quarters of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally, with net inflows of US$251 Bn marking a 25% increase over the prior record set at this time last year. In the United States, net inflows reached US$146 Bn, which is 8.5% higher than the prior record set in 2012, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to US$62 Bn, representing a 30% increase on the record set YTD through end of September 2014. In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 143% on the record set last year, standing at US$36 Bn at the end of September 2015.
“Uncertainty on China and when the Fed will raise interest rates continues to weigh the markets and investor sentiment. The S&P 500 decreased 2.6% in September, and is down 6.7% year to date.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
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The Global ETF/ETP industry had 5,978 ETFs, ETPs, with 11,518 listings, assets of US$2.8 trillion, from 270 providers listed on 63 exchanges in 51 countries.
Global ETFs/ETPs net inflows
ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$32 Bn in September 2015. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$17 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$12 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$590 Mn.
YTD through end of September 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed globally have gathered net inflows of US$251 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs have gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$156 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$64 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$3 Bn.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in September with US$13.7 Bn, followed by Nomura AM with US$5.1 Bn, SPDR ETFs with US$4.4 Bn, Vanguard with US$4.4 Bn and then Proshares with US$1.4 Bn in net inflows.
YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$76.9 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$59.2 Bn, DB x-trackers with US$25.7 Bn, WisdomTree with US$19.9 Bn and Nomura AM with US$18.6 Bn in net inflows.
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Note to editors
ETFs are typically open-ended, index-based funds, with active ETFs accounting for less than 1% market share. They can be bought and sold like ordinary shares on a stock exchange and offer broad exposure across developed, emerging and frontier markets, equities, fixed income and commodities. ETFs are used widely by institutional investors and increasingly by financial advisors and retail investors to:
- equitize cash
- implement diversified exposure to a market
- comprise a core or satellite investment
- be a long term strategic investment
- implement tactical adjustments to portfolios
- use as building blocks to create entire portfolios
- allow investors to hedge the market
- use as an alternative to futures and other derivative products
Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) are products that have similarities to ETFs in the way they trade and settle but do not use an open-end fund structure. The use of other structures including unsecured debt, grantor trusts, partnerships, and commodity pools by ETPs can, in addition to a significantly different risk profile, create different tax and regulatory implications for investors when compared to ETFs, which are funds.