ETFGI found Debbie Fuhr ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the ETF.com Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Fla. to discuss flows into exchange traded funds and the exponential growth of the ETF industry.
“2014 was an amazing year,” said Fuhr. “If we think about things globally, the global ETF industry got to $2.79 trillion in assets. The net new assets were a record of $338 billion.”
Fuhr also highlighted the leadership of the U.S. ETF market and bond funds regarding ETF flows. Last year, the U.S. ETF market topped a combined $2 trillion in assets under management. Investors poured a record amount of new assets into bond funds in 2014, a theme that has continued this year with five of the top 10 asset-gathering ETFs on a year-to-date basis being bond funds.
“Globally, the ETF industry is only $60 billion smaller than the global hedge fund industry that has existed for 66 years,” added Fuhr.
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