U.S. ETFs/ETPs AUM Hit Record $2.549 Trillion At The End Of 2016

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ETFGI reports ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States gathered record inflows of 279 billion US dollars and assets reached a new high of 2.549 trillion US dollars at the end of 2016

LONDON — January 20, 2016 — ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of US$2.549 trillion at the end of 2016.  ETFs/ETPs listed in the US gathered a record level of net inflows US$59.37 Bn for the month of December marking the 10th consecutive month of net inflows and a record level of US$278.74 Bn in net inflows for the year, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end of 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report (click here to view the ETFGI asset growth chart for ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States).


Record levels of assets under management were reached at the end of 2016 for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at US$3.546 trillion, in the United States at US$2.549 trillion, in Europe at US$571 billion, in Asia Pacific ex-Japan at US$135 billion and in Canada at US$84 billion.

At the end of 2016, the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,969 ETFs/ETPs, assets of US$2.549 trillion, from 105 providers listed on 3 exchanges.

“2016 was an eventful year with a number of unexpected outcomes – the UK vote for Brexit to leave the European Union and the election of Trump as the US President.The S&P 500 gained 12.0% while the DJIA increased 16.5% for the year. All US sectors performed positively for the year, with the exception of Health Care. The VIX declined by a dramatic 22.9%. European equities ended the year up 3.44%. Canadian equities ended the year strongly with the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX 60 were up 21.1% and 21.4%” according to Deborah Fuhr, co-founder and managing partner at ETFGI.

ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States gathered  record level of net inflows of $59.37 Bn for December. Year to date, net inflows were at a record $278.74 Bn. At this point last year there were net inflows of $239.82 Bn.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $55.92 Bn in December, bringing year to date net inflows to $171.74 Bn, which is just slightly less than the net inflows of $172.71 Bn over the same period in 2015.

Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of $6,012 Mn in December, growing year to date net inflows to a record level $80.50 Bn, which is greater than the same period last year which saw net inflows of $50.28 Bn.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of $2.99 Bn in December. In 2016, net inflows were a record $17.90 Bn, compared to net inflows of $249 Mn over the same period last year.

In 2016, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in December with US$20.27 Bn, followed by SPDR ETFs with US$18.00 Bn and Vanguard with US$12.78 Bn net inflows.

In 2016, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$104.80 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$89.01 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$53.63 Bn net inflows.

In 2016, 129 ETFs/ETPs were closed which is the largest number of closures during a year.
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ETFGI the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem.  Launched in 2012 by Deborah Fuhr and partners in London the firm offers paid for research subscription services: the ETFGI annual research service provides monthly reports on trends in the global ETF and ETP industry, access to the ETFGI database of all ETFs/ETPs listed globally with factsheets which are updated monthly, ETFGI annual review of institutions and mutual funds that use ETFs and ETPs, the Active ETF landscape report and the Smart Beta ETF Landscape report.

Deborah Fuhr is the managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI, she previously served as global head of ETF research and implementation strategy and as a managing director at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors from 2008 – 2011. Fuhr also worked as a managing director and head of the investment strategy team at Morgan Stanley in London from 1997 – 2008, and as an associate at Greenwich Associates.

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