It has also been a stellar year for bond ETF growth, a theme that was on display in October when bond ETFs added $17.7 billion in new assets. That topped the previous monthly record of $17 billion set in February. [Bond ETFs Dominate in October]

The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: AGG) and the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEArca: BND) are the top asset gatherers among bond ETFs this year with combined inflows of $15.2 billion.

“Year to date, the US listed ETF/ETP industry has gathered a record setting $232 billion in net new assets beating the prior full year record of $190 billion in 2013,” said ETFGI.

U.S. ETF & ETP Growth

Chart Courtesy: ETFGI

ETF Trends editorial team contributed to this post. Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of DVY, IVV and SPY.