In November, assets in exchange traded funds (ETFs) continued to increase, even amid a flat market.

Assets in U.S.-listed ETFs and exchange traded notes (ETNs) reached a record of $947 billion at November 2010 month-end.  This is an increase of approximately 26% over November 2009 month-end when assets totaled $752 billion. [Choosing ETFs In A Slow Growth Economy.]

Some other highlights of the report include:

  • ETF net cash inflows for the month totaled more than $11 billion, bringing the year-to-date total to approximately $99.7 billion.
  • ETF assets ended the month with $933.6 billion under management, for a monthly gain of more than $6 billion.
  • Vanguard received the bulk of net inflows, getting $6.8 billion while BlackRock took in nearly $1.3 billion, says Barron’s.
  • The race between iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSEArca: EEM) and Vanguard Emerging Markets (NYSEArca: VWO) continued – VWO got $1.7 billion, while EEM saw $619 million in outflows.
  • At the end of November 2010, there were 1,092 listed products. [November ETF Performance Reports.]

Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.

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