Industry Statistics

Global Statistics show continue growth in ETFs

According to ETFGI ETFs and ETPs globally have gathered a record $199B US in net new assets through the end of Q3 2014

LONDON — October 7th, 2014 — ETFGI’s research finds ETFs and ETPs globally have gathered a record 199.0 billion US dollars in net new assets through the end of Q3 2014, surpassing the previous high of US$185.8 Billion set in the first three quarters of 2012. The Global ETF/ETP industry has 5,463 ETFs/ETPs, with 10,510 listings, assets of US$2.6 Trillion, from 225 providers listed on 61 exchanges, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end Q3 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

YTD NNA flows reached record levels for the ETF/ETP industries in Japan at US$15.0 Billion, Europe at US$47.4 Billion, and globally at US$199.0 Bn.

“In September investors invested the majority of net new money into North American equity exposures. Due to the on-going situation in the Ukraine, Scotland’s referendum vote, and the Bank of England Governor’s statement that a rate increase was “getting closer”, investors reduced their exposure to Europe. The unfavourable geopolitical environment caused the S&P 500 to decline 1% in September. Developed markets declined 4% while emerging markets declined 7%.” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

In September 2014, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$13.2 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$14.8 Billion, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$449 Million and commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$1.5 Bn.

SPDR ETFs gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in September with US$10.5 Billion, followed by Vanguard with US$7.0 Billion, First Trust with US$939 Million, Van Eck with US$858 Million and Wisdom Tree with US$789 Million.

iShares is the largest ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with US$980.3 Billion, reflecting 37.3% market share; SPDR ETFs is second with US$431.6 Billion and 16.4% market share, followed by Vanguard with US$406.8 Billion and 15.5% market share. The top three ETF/ETP providers, out of 225, account for 69.3% of Global ETF/ETP assets, while the remaining 222 providers each have less than 4% market share.

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ETFGI has recently published a report called “Institutional Users of ETFs and ETPs 2013” which examines and profiles the number and types of ETFs and ETPs being used by institutional investors globally from 2006 through 2013.


Deborah Fuhr
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