ETFGI’s analysis finds ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States gathered US$19.1 Bn in net new assets in July and YTD have gathered US$92.3 Bn, which is below the US$115.8 Bn in NNA at this point in 2013. Assets have decreased slightly by 0.9% from a record high of US$1.86 Tn at the end of June to US$1.84 Tn at the end of July 2014.
The US ETF/ETP industry had 1,630 ETFs/ETPs, with 1,630 listings, from 62 providers listed on 3 exchanges, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end July 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report.
The ETF/ETP industries in Europe, in Japan and globally have gathered record levels of YTD NNA at US$42.7 Bn, US$14.9 Bn and US$160.5 Bn, respectively. New record highs in assets were reached at the end of July by ETF/ETP industries in Canada with US$66 Bn, Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) with US$103 Bn and Japan with US$91.5 Bn.
“In July investors invested the majority of new money into equity exposures as investor confidence was positive through most of month. The S&P 500 hit an all-time high during July but ended the month down 1% as market were rattled at the very end of the month by the situations in the Ukraine and Gaza and a poor start to the U.S. earnings season. Developed markets outside the US ended the month down 2%, while emerging markets gained 2%, Asia was up 5% and frontier markets were up 4% in July.” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.
In July 2014, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$19.1 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$16.48 Bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$976 Mn, and fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$263 Mn in net inflows.
Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in July with US$5.99 Bn, followed by SPDR ETFs with US$4.40 Bn, iShares with US$3.47 Bn, PowerShares with US$1.74 Bn and ProShares with US$657 Mn in net inflows.
Chart Courtesy: ETFGI