ETF Trends
ETF Trends
  • In February 2016, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$10.81 billion
  • Global ETF/ETP industry has 6,200 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,963 listings, assets of US$2.85 trillion, from 279 providers listed on 64 exchanges in 51 countries
  • The net inflows of US$8.91 billion into Commodity ETFs/ETPs in February 2016 of is a record high

Preliminary data from ETFGI’s February 2016 global exchange-traded funds (ETF) and exchange-traded products (ETP) industry insights report has revealed ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered US$10.80 billion in net new assets last month.

ETFs/ETPs listed globally have now gathered net inflows for 25 consecutive months.

In the first two months of 2016 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex Japan with net inflows of US$6.41 billion and in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan where US$9.24 billion has been gathered year to date.

Year-to-date a record level of net new assets have been gathered by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$12.28 billion, leveraged ETFs/ETPs with US$5.61 billion and Inverse ETFs/ETPs with US$1.41 billion.

The global ETF/ETP industry had 6,200 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,963 listings, assets of US$2.85 trillion, from 279 providers listed on 64 exchanges in 51 countries.

Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI, said February was another volatile month for equity markets which drove investors to invest net flows into government bonds and gold.

“The S&P 500 closed the month down 0.13%,” Fuhr said. “Despite recent uncertainty, emerging markets gain 0.31% in February, while developed markets outside of the U.S. declined 1%.”

In February 2016, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$10.81 billion. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$13.64 billion, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$8.89 billion, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$12.95 billion.

The net inflows of US$8.91 billion into Commodity ETFs/ETPs in February 2016 of is a record high. The previous high was U$6.72 billion gathered in September 2012.

Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with US$4.18 billion, followed by iShares with US$3.10 billion and Nomura AM with US$1.49 billion net inflows.

YTD, Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$8.08 billion, followed by Nomura AM with US$5.71 billion and iShares with US$3.56 billion net inflows.

S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks reflecting 27.3% market share; MSCI is second with 14.3% market share, followed by FTSE Russell with a 12.3% market share.