Global ETF, ETP Assets Reach Record High

By Editorial 12 December, 2013

Assets in the global exchange-traded funds (ETF) and exchange-traded products (ETP) industry hit a record high of USD2.4 trillion at the end of November 2013, according to a new report from research firm ETFGI.

The strong performance was attributed to a combination of USD17bn in net inflows and positive market performance. However, net inflows to global ETFs/ETPs in the month were lower than the USD32.6bn in October and the USD35.7bn in September.

In November equity ETFs/ETPs attracted the greatest net inflows (USD18.2bn), followed by fixed-income ETFs/ETPs (USD1.1bn). Commodity ETFs/ETPs, meanwhile, had the largest net outflows (USD1.7bn).

In the year up to the end of November, global ETF/ETP assets rose by 21 percent, with net inflows of USD220.6bn, similar to the same period last year.

Equity ETFs/ETPs had net inflows of USD213.5bn in the year-to-date, a substantial increase on the USD124.4bn of a year earlier. Fixed-income ETFs/ETPs recorded the next highest net inflows in the period, with USD22.4bn, which is less than the USD61.6bn achieved in the same period of 2012. Commodity ETFs/ETPs, on the other hand, have had net outflows in 10 of the 11 months, with year-to-date net outflows hitting USD34.7bn. In the same period of last year commodity ETFs/ETPs reported net inflows of USD22.4bn.

North American/US equity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD127.4bn in the year-to-date. Net inflows to developed Asia Pacific/Japan equity ETFs/ETPs, meanwhile, reached USD35.5bn, and European equity ETFs/ETPs reaped USD24.7bn in net inflows. Emerging market equity ETFs/ETPs, however, had net outflows of USD9.8bn.

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