ETF Trends
ETF Trends

A record level of US$152 billion in net new assets (NNA) was gathered by ETFs and ETPs listed globally in the first half of 2015, surpassing the prior record of US$130 billion gathered in the first half of 2014, according to ETFGI’s preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for the first half of 2015. At the end of June 2015, the global ETF/ETP industry had 5,823 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,295 listings, assets of US$2.971 trillion, from 259 providers listed on 62 exchanges in 51 countries.

June was a difficult month for most markets around the world. The S&P 500 index ended June down 2% for the month and finished the first half of 2015 up 1%. Market performance in the first half of 2015 was impacted by a number of uncertainties in the first half of 2015: the situation in Greece and the impact on the Eurozone, when the Fed will raise interest rates, volatility in the Chinese market and the MERS outbreak in South Korea.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.

In the first half of 2015 record levels of net new assets (NNA) have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with US$152 billion beating the prior record of US$130 billion in the first half of 2014. US listed ETFs/ETPs gathered US$103 billion, beating the previous record of US$76 billion gathered in the first half of 2012, while European listed ETFs/ETPs gathered US$40 billion, beating the US$32 billion gathered in the first half of 2014.

In June 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$24.8 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$27.9 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$479 Mn and fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$4.0 Bn.

YTD through end of June 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$152 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$101.7 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$35.4 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of US$4.2 Bn.

iShares and Vanguard tied in gathering the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in June with US$8.1 Bn, followed  Yuanta with US$3.3 Bn net inflows.

In the first half of 2015 iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$52.1 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$44.8 Bn, WisdomTree with US$20.3 Bn and DB/x-trackers with US$19.1 Bn net inflows.

Global ETF and ETP Growth

Chart Courtesy: ETFGI