ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States have increased 21.2% in the first 8 months of the year to reach a new record of US$3.088 trillion at the end of August 2017. That’s according to ETFGI’s August 2017 preliminary US ETF and ETP industry insights report an annual paid for research

The US ETF/ETP industry had 2,044 ETFs/ETPs, assets of US$3.088 trillion, from 114 providers on four exchanges. ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States gathered US$24.23 billion in net inflows in August marking 19 consecutive months of net inflows and a record level of US$299.61 billion in year to date net inflows which is more than the US$138.93 billion in net inflows at this point last year and US$20.86 billion more than the US$278.75 billion net inflows gathered in all 2016.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered a level of US$10.18 billion in net inflows in August, bringing year to date net inflows to a record level of US$204.85 billion, which is much greater than the net inflows of US$49.07 billion over the same period last year and more than the US$173.16 billion gathered in all 2016. Fixed income ETFs and ETPs have gathered a level of US$8.58 billion in net inflows in August, growing year to date net inflows to a record level of US$81.59 billion, which is greater than the same period last year which saw net inflows of US$61.61 billion .

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Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$1.57 billion in August. Year to date, net outflows are at US$1.86 billion , compared to net inflows of US$20.67 billion over the same period last year.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in August with US$9.15 billion, followed by Vanguard with US$9.02 billion and Schwab ETFs with US$2.71 billion net inflows. YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$142.20 billion, followed by Vanguard with US$95.33 billion and Schwab ETFs with US$18.04 billion net inflows.