ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States have gathered a record 145 billion US dollars in net new assets as of the end of Q3 2015. Although September was another roller coaster ride for investors they allocated US$19.1 billion in net new assets to ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States during the month. This marks the 8th consecutive month of positive net inflows, according to ETFGI’s ETF and ETP United States insights report for September 2015.
In the first three quarters of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with net inflows of US$250.5 Bn marking a 26% increase over the prior record set at this time last year. In the United States net inflows reached US$145.4 Bn, which is 7.8% higher than the prior record set in 2012, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to US$61.6 Bn, representing a 30% increase on the record set YTD through end of September 2014. In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 143% on the record set last year, standing at US$36.4 Bn at the end of September 2015.
“Uncertainty on China and when the Fed will raise interest rates continues to weigh the markets and investor sentiment. The S&P 500 decreased 2.6% in September, and is down 6.7% year to date.”according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
The US ETF and ETP industry had 1,787 ETFs/ETPs, assets of US$1.98 trillion, from 88 providers listed on 3 exchanges as of the end of September.
In September 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States gathered net inflows of US$19 Bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$9.5 Bn, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with US$8.1 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows with US$472 Mn.