ETF Trends
ETF Trends

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 Bn 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 Tn, 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 Bn, Europe at US$47.4 Bn, 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 Bn, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$449 Mn 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 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$7.0 Bn, First Trust with US$939 Mn, Van Eck with US$858 Mn and Wisdom Tree with US$789 Mn.

iShares is the largest ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with US$980.3 Bn, reflecting 37.3% market share; SPDR ETFs is second with US$431.6 Bn and 16.4% market share, followed by Vanguard with US$406.8 Bn 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.

Chart/data courtesy: ETFGI