Although August was a roller coaster ride for investors, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered US$20.8 billion in net new assets, marking their 19th consecutive month of positive net inflows, according to ETFGI’s preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for August 2015.
In the first eight months of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally, with net inflows of US$219.7 Bn marking a 16% increase over the prior record set during the first eight months of 2014. In the United States net inflows reached US$127.5 Bn, which is 19% higher than the prior record set last year, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to US$59.7 Bn, representing a 17% increase on the record set YTD through end of August 2014. In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 74% on the record set last year, standing at US$28.9 Bn at the end of August 2015.
“Worries about China’s stock market, currency and economy mixed with falling commodity prices helped to cause a correction in the US stock market. The S&P 500 index ended August down 6%.”, according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
At the end of August, the global ETF/ETP industry had 5,926 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,451 listings, assets of US$2.86 trillion, from 267 providers listed on 63 exchanges in 51 countries.
In August 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$20.8 Bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$8.8 Bn, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with US$2.4 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$1.5 Bn in net inflows.