ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Flows into ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States rebounded in March gathering net inflows of $10.9 billion which, when combined with a small positive market performance in the month, pushed assets in the global ETF/ETP industry to a new record high of $1.73 trillion, according to ETFGI’s Q1 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

At the end of Q1 2014 there were 1,568 ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States, from 57 providers on 3 exchanges.

“March was the first month in 2014 when equity exposures gathered more net new assets than fixed income. Equity markets were choppy in March – the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high on March 7th but ended the month up less than 1%. Gains came at the end of the month after comments from Fed provided assurance that short-term rates would not increase earlier than expected. Outside the U.S., developed markets declined slightly while emerging markets gained 3%.” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

In March 2014, ETFs/ETPs in the US saw net inflows of $10.9 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $13.5 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with $463 Mn, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of $3.83 Bn.

In Q1 2014, ETFs/ETPs in the US have gathered net inflows of $15.0 Bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with $10.3 Bn, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with $1.4 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs have seen net outflows of $55 Mn.

In March 2014, Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $4.73 Bn, followed by First Trust with $1.21 Bn, iShares with $1.08 Bn, Proshares with $753 Mn and Van Eck with $635 Mn in net inflows.

In Q1 2014, Vanguard has gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $12.74 Bn, followed by iShares with $4.41 Bn, First Trust with US$3.691 Bn, Guggenheim with $2.31 Bn and Charles Schwab ETFs with $1.81 Bn in net inflows.