Despite difficult market conditions, the global ETF/ETP industry gathered net inflows of US$13.1 billion in net new assets (NNA) in January 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s January 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report…….
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Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI
ETFs/ETPs listed globally have now gathered net inflows for 24 consecutive months.
At the end of January 2016, the global ETF/ETP industry had 6,180 ETFs/ETPs, with 11,895 listings, assets of US$2,853 Bn, from 277 providers on 64 exchanges. In January 2016, 43 new ETFs/ETPs were launched by 17 different providers.
Equity ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows in January with US$8.5 Bn being withdrawn from the asset class. ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to US/North American equities experienced the largest net outflows with US$13.8 Bn, followed by ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to emerging market equity indices with US$2.1 Bn, while developed Asia Pacific equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$3.4 Bn.
ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to fixed income securities gathered the largest net inflows with US$12.5 Bn. Investors favoured safe haven developed market Government bond ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of US$10.6 Bn, followed by broad/aggregate bond exposure with US$1.7 Bn, while emerging market bond ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$950 Mn.
Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of US$3.4 Bn, with US$2.0 Bn net inflows being allocated to Gold products and US$1.7 Bn net inflows into ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to Oil.
Nomura AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with US$4.2 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$3.9 Bn and VelocityShares with US$1.3 Bn net inflows.
iShares is the largest ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with US$1,059 Bn, reflecting 37.1% market share; Vanguard is second with US$492 Bn and 17.2% market share, followed by SPDR ETFs with US$425 Bn and 14.9% market share.
S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks with US$787 Bn, reflecting 27.6% market share; MSCI is second with US$417 Bn and 14.6% market share, followed by FTSE Russell with US$356 Bn and 12.5% market share.