Industry Statistics

Investors allocated 32 billion US dollars in net new assets to ETFs/ETPs listed globally in September

Although September was another roller coaster ride for investors they allocated US$32 billion in net new assets to ETFs/ETPs listed globally during the month. This marks the 20th consecutive month of positive net inflows, according to ETFGI's preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for the 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$251 Billion marking a 25% increase over the prior record set at this time last year. In the United States, net inflows reached US$146 Billion, which is 8.5% higher than the prior record set in 2012, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to US$62 Billion, 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 Billion 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 Global ETF/ETP industry had 5'978 ETFs, ETPs, with 11,518 listings, assets of US$2.8 trillion, from 270 providers listed on 63 exchanges in 51 countries. ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$32 Billion in September 2015. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$17 Billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$12 Billion, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$590 Million. YTD through end of September 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed globally have gathered net inflows of US$251 Billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs have gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$156 Billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$64 Billion, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$3 Billion. iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in September with US$13.7 Billion, followed by Nomura AM with US$5.1 Billion, SPDR ETFs with US$4.4 Billion, Vanguard with US$4.4 Billion and then Proshares with US$1.4 Billion in net inflows. YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$76.9 Billion, followed by Vanguard with US$59.2 Billion, DB x-trackers with US$25.7 Billion, WisdomTree with US$19.9 Billion and Nomura AM with US$18.6 Billion in net inflows. Please visit our website to find ETFGI Press Releases on ETF/ETP industry trends, daily postings of some of the top articles from financial publications around the world in the Industry News tab, details of upcoming Events, monthly videos on industry trends in Views, our twitter feed @deborahfuhr , and to use our directory of firms in the ETF Ecosystem. Join the discussions on our ETF Network group on Linkedin.