ETFGI Global Press Release: End of July 2013
LONDON — August 6, 2013 — According to preliminary figures from ETFGI’s Global ETF and ETP industry insights report, near record net inflows of US$44.08 billion and strong market performance helped to push global ETF and ETP assets to US$2.16 trillion at the end of July 2013. There are now 4,883 ETFs/ETPs, with 9,925 listings, from 209 providers listed on 57 exchanges.
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Year to date (YTD) net inflows into ETFs/ETPs are at a record level of US$148.53 billion, above the US$130.47 billion at this time in 2012. Net new inflows of US$44.08 billion into global ETFs and ETPs in July were just short of breaking the record level of net inflows set in September 2012.
“Dovish comments from the Fed and positive market performance encouraged investors to put net inflows of US$44.08 billion back into the market through ETFs/ETPs” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.
In July, Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$41.62 billion. North American/US equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$32.99 billion, followed by European equity indices with US$3.51 billion, and developed Asia Pacific equity with US$1.82 billion.
Fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced net inflows of US$5.1 billion. High yield ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$3.0 billion, followed by government bonds with US$2.2 billion, and corporate bonds with US$868 million, while inflation-linked fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$650 million.
Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$2.72 billion. Precious metals ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$2.19 billion, followed by energy, and agriculture with net outflows of US$223 million and US$175 million, respectively.
SPDR ETFs ranks first based on July net inflows with US$17.8 billion, and fourth YTD with US$11.8 billion. Meanwhile, Vanguard ranks first based on net inflows YTD with US$36.17 billion, and third in July with US$7.31 billion. iShares ranks in second place for both July and YTD net inflows, with US$10.9 billion and US$32.47 billion, respectively. WisdomTree and PowerShares rank in third and fifth place in YTD net inflows with US$11.85 billion and US$9.61 billion, respectively.
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