Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs globally reached a new record high of US$2.919 trillion at the end of February 2015, according to ETFGI’s preliminary monthly ETF and ETP global insight report for February.

March 9th marked the 25th anniversary of the listing of the first ETF in Canada.

ETFs/ETPs listed globally:
The global ETF/ETP industry had 5,632 ETFs/ETPs, with 10,902 listings, from 245 providers listed on 63 exchanges in 51 countries. We expect the assets to break through the US$3 trillion milestone in the first half of 2015. There were
US$50.7 billion in net new asset (NNA) inflows in February – the second largest NNA month on record.

Investors allocated the majority of net new assets to equities as the US market rebounded from a difficult January to end February with both the S&P 500 and the Dow up 6% for the month. Volatility declined during the month. Developed markets were up 6% for the month, while emerging and frontier markets were up 3%” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.

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