U.S. ETFs And ETPs

U.S. ETFs And ETPs Hit $3.64 Trillion

ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed in the US gathered $31.58 Bn US dollars in net inflows during May 2018

LONDON — June 25, 2018 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed in the US gathered US$31.58 Bn net inflows during May 2018.

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Year-to-date net inflows into US listed ETFs/ETPs reached US$124.80 Bn at the end of May which is significantly less than the US$200.81 Bn compared to this point last year. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

  • ETFs and ETPs listed in the US gathered $31.58 Bn net inflows during May 2018 after suffering net outflows in the second and third month of the year
  • US-listed Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered $23.90 Bn net inflows during May 2018, followed by Fixed Income with $5.67 Bn and Active ETFs/ETPs with $2.43 Bn
  • In May 2018, 13 new ETFs/ETPs were launched by 11 providers while 3 ETFs/ETPs were closed compared to 59 in April 2018

At the end of May 2018, the US ETF industry had 1,889 ETFs, assets of $3.462 Tn, from 120 providers on 3 exchanges. At the end of May 2018, the US ETF/ETP industry had 2,146 ETFs/ETPs, assets of $3.553 Tn, from 139 providers on 3 exchanges.

Overall the assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the US increased by 2.12% during May 2018. The increase of 2.12%, from $3.480 Tn at the end of April 2018 to $3.553 Tn at the end of May, also represents the highest monthly growth in assets since January 2018, which saw a monthly increase of 6.38% from $3.423 Tn to $3.642 Tn.

US ETF and ETP asset growth as at the end of May 2018

U.S. ETFs And ETPs

May 2018 marked the 2nd consecutive month of net inflows in ETFs/ETPs listed in the US, which saw $31.58 Bn in net inflows. At this point last year, year-to-date net inflows were 37.85% higher, with $200.81 Bn gathered during the first five months of 2017.

The majority of these flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net inflows, which collectively have gathered $83.53 Bn during 2018.

The iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA US) on its own accounted for net inflows of $17.14 Bn.

Top 20 ETFs by net YTD net inflows: US

NameTickerAssets
(US$ Mn)
May-18
ADV
(US$ Mn)
May-18
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETFIEFA US58,374370.017,137
iShares Core S&P 500 ETFIVV US149,515833.38,100
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETFIEMG US49,240633.37,971
iShares Short Treasury Bond ETFSHV US14,196161.96,165
Vanguard S&P 500 ETFVOO US90,345519.15,247
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETFVEA US71,760330.04,535
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETFAGG US55,512314.33,798
PowerShares QQQQQQ US66,1895,476.23,195
iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETFMTUM US8,999115.53,168
iShares Floating Rate Bond ETFFLOT US9,718110.53,100
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETFVTI US95,797237.62,937
iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETFSHY US13,941188.62,661
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETFIJR US41,265251.02,324
Schwab International Equity ETFSCHF US15,49768.12,244
Vanguard Total International Bond ETFBNDX US11,58390.02,213
iShares Russell 2000 ETFIWM US46,9802,976.22,018
Schwab US TIPS ETFSCHP US4,79375.21,932
iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETFIXUS US9,94428.71,752
First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index FundFDN US8,31470.01,518
iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETFIJH US46,845204.31,515

Source: ETFGI data sourced from ETF/ETP sponsors, exchanges, regulatory filings, Thomson Reuters/Lipper, Bloomberg, publicly available sources and data generated in-house.Note: This report is based on the most recent data available at the time of publication. Asset and flow data may change slightly as additional data becomes available.

Similarly, the top 10 ETPs by net inflows collectively gathered $7.62 Bn during 2018.

Top 10 ETPs by YTD net inflows: US

NameTickerAssets
(US$ Mn)
May-18
ADV
(US$ Mn)
May-18
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018
iShares Gold TrustIAU US12,003178.11,845
Barclays ETN+ FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN Series BFIYY US1,4891.31,308
ProShares Short VIX Short-Term FuturesSVXY US582122.41,238
PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking FundDBC US3,28545.0801
VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETNXIV US--654
Barclays ETN+ FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETN Series CFFEU US4702.1479
SPDR Gold SharesGLD US34,507804.8456
Credit Suisse FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETNsFEUL US287(27.5)310
VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETNTVIX US523253.3297
iPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETNDJP US1,2075.3231

Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in the US saw net inflows of $23.90 Bn during May, bringing net inflows for 2018 to $77.61 Bn, which is less than the $140.25 Bn in net inflows at this point last year.

Fixed income ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of $5.67 Bn, growing net inflows for 2018 to $32.03 Bn, which is less than the $51.05 Bn in net inflows at this point last year.

During May investors chose to move from Commodities ETFs to Equity products.

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Previously Deborah Fuhr served as global head of ETF research and implementation strategy and as a managing director at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors from 2008 – 2011. She 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.

She has been working with investors, ETF, ETP providers, index providers, exchanges, MMs and APs, regulators, trade associations, custodians, law firms, accounting firms around the world since 1997.

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Past awards for Ms Fuhr include she was the recipient of the 100 Women in Finance 2017 European Industry Leadership Award, the 2014 William F. Sharpe Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the field of index investing and she named one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Finance” by Financial News over several years, most recently in 2016.

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