ETFGI reported today that assets invested in active ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record high of US$86.09 Bn at the end of April 2018…
By Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI
an increase in assets of US$3.11 Bn from the previous record of US$82.97 Bn set at the end of March 2018. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)
Assets invested in actively-managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased by $3.11 Bn during April to reach a new record high of $86.09 Bn In April 2018, actively-managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally saw net inflows of $2.75 Bn
Active fixed income ETFs performed well this month, with assets invested in the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund (MINT US) reaching a new record high of $8.99 Bn
According to ETFGI’s April 2018 active ETF and ETP industry insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service, active ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered $2.75 Bn in net inflows, bringing YTD net inflows to $12.12 Bn. This represents 78.24% more than the $6.80 Bn in net inflows at this point last year.
Global Active ETF and ETP asset growth as at end of April 2018
At the end of April 2018, the Global active ETF/ETP industry had 483 ETFs/ETPs, with 585 listings, assets of $86.09 Bn, from 101 providers on 18 exchanges in 15 countries.
April 2018 marked the 40th consecutive month of net inflows into active ETFs/ETPs listed globally. The $2.75 Bn gathered during April was 39.83% more than net inflows during this month last year.
The majority of monthly net new inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively have gathered $7.87 Bn during 2018. The PIMCO US Dollar Short Maturity ETF (MINT US) on its own accounted for year-to-date net inflows of $945 Mn.