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U.S. ETFs/ETPs Near $3 Trillion AUM Mark

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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reach a new record 2.865 trillion US dollars at the end of April 2017

LONDON — May 11, 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 reach a new record 2.865 trillion US dollars at the end of April 2017, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s April 2017 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

U.S. ETFs/ETPs

The US ETF/ETP industry had 2,011 ETFs/ETPs, assets of US$2.865 trillion, from 112 providers on 3 exchanges at the end of April 2017.

“Investors continued to favour equities over fixed income and commodities as equity markets performed positively in April. The S&P 500 was up 1%, international equity markets outside the US and emerging markets were both up 2% in April. Investors were captivated by a closely-fought first round of the French elections during April,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI. 

In April 2017, ETFs/ETPs listed in the US gathered US$36.09 Bn a record amount of net inflows for  April marking the14th consecutive month of net inflows. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$26.41 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$8.83 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$889 Mn.

Year to date, net inflows stand at a record level of US$169.71 Bn. At this point last year there were net inflows of US$45.31 Bn.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in April with US$24.21 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$9.93 Bn and Schwab ETFs with US$2.53 Bn net inflows.

YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows of US$78.53 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$50.43 Bn and Schwab ETFs with US$9.21 Bn of net inflows.

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