Global ETFs/ETPs Gathered US$10.80 Billion In February 2016 – ValueWalk Premium
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Global ETFs/ETPs Gathered US$10.80 Billion In February 2016

ETFs/ETPs listed globally have gathered 10.80 billion US dollars in net new assets in February 2016, according to ETFGI

LONDON — March14, 2016 — ETFs/ETPs listed globally have gathered US$10.80 in net new assets in February 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s February 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. ETFs/ETPs listed globally have now gathered net inflows for 25 consecutive months.

In the first two months of 2016 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex Japan with net inflows of US$6.41and in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan where US$9.24 Bn has been gathered year to date.  Year to date a record level of net new assets have been gathered by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$12.28 Bn, leveraged ETFs/ETPs with US$5.61 and Inverse ETFs/ETPs with US$1.41 Bn.

The global ETF/ETP industry had 6,200 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,963 listings, assets of US$2.85 trillion, from 279 providers listed on 64 exchanges in 51 countries. (click here to see ETFGI’s chart of global ETF/ETP asset growth)

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February was another volatile month for equity markets which drove investors to invest net flows into government bonds and gold.   The S&P 500 closed the month down 0.13%. Despite recent uncertainty, emerging markets gain 0.31% in February, while developed markets outside of the U.S. declined 1%.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

Global ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$10.81 Billion

In February 2016, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$10.81 Bn.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$13.64 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$8.89 Bn, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$12.95 Bn

The net inflows of US$ 8.91 Bn into Commodity ETFs/ETPs in February 2016 of is a record high. The previous high was U$6.72 Bn gathered in Sep 2012.

Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with US$4.18 Bn, followed by iShares with US$3.10 Bn and Nomura AM with US$1.49 Bn net inflows.

YTD, Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$8.08 Bn, followed by Nomura AM with US$5.71 Bn and iShares with US$3.56 Bn net inflows.

S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks reflecting 27.3% market share; MSCI is second with 14.3% market share, followed by FTSE Russell with a 12.3% market share.

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Note to editors

ETFs are typically open-ended, index-based funds, with active ETFs accounting for 1.1% 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.


ETFGI is an independent research and consultancy firm launched in 2012 in London offering 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.  Shane Kelly and Matthew Murray are co-founders and partners in ETFGI.

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The ETFGI annual research subscription service includes:

  1. The detailed ETFGI Global ETF and ETP monthly Insights report containing over 300 pages of charts and analysis on 5,926 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,451 listings, assets of US$2.86 trillion, from 267 providers listed on 63 exchanges in 51 countries.
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