ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of US$2.089 trillion at the end of February 2015, according to ETFGI’s monthly ETF and ETP global insight report for February.

The US ETF/ETP industry had 1,667 ETFs/ETPs, from 73 providers listed on 3 exchanges at the end of February.

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

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.

In February 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States saw net inflows of US$34.43 Bn.  Active ETFs gathered net new assets of US$ 2.02 Bn their highest ever monthly NNA.   Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$18.842 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$11.67 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$1.48 Bn.  Year to date the net new asset flows into fixed income and commodity ETFs/ETPs listed in the US are at record levels of US$ 19.15 Bn and US$ 5.59 Bn respectively.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with US$13.95 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$5.20 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$3.40 Bn net inflows.   Year to date iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$17.02 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$14.36 Bn and WisdomTree with US$6.79 Bn net inflows.

The top 100 ETFs/ETPs, out of 1,6count for 73.5% of US ETF/ETP assets. Only 259 ETFs/ETPs have greater than US$1 Bn in assets, while 862 ETFs/ETPs have less than US$100 Mn in assets.

U.S. ETF/ETF Growth