ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed in the US gathered 28 billion US dollars in net inflows in April

LONDON — May 14, 2018 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed in the USgathered US$28.00 billion net inflows during April 2018, after suffering net outflows of US$10.60 Bn in February and US$2.56 Bn in March, according to ETFGI’s April 2018 US ETF and ETP industry landscape  insights report. Year-to-date net inflows into US listed ETFs/ETPs reached US$93.22 Bn at the end of April which is significantly less than the US$169.71 compare to this point last year. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.) 


  • ETFs and ETPs listed in the US gathered $28.00 billion net inflows during April 2018, after suffering net outflows in prior 2 months
  • US-listed Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs gathered $13.74 Bn net inflows during April  2018, the largest since October 2014, which saw $16.87 Bn in net outflows 
  • In April 2018, 15 new ETFs/ETPs were launched by 12 providers while 59 ETFs/ETPs closed by 8 providers

At the end of April 2018, the US ETF industry had 1,879 ETFs, assets of $3.388 trillion, from 121 providers on 3 exchanges. At the end of April 2018, the US ETF/ETP industry had 2,136 ETFs/ETPs, assets of $3.480 Tn, from 140 providers on 3 exchanges.

Overall the assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the US increased by $38.60 Bn during April 2018. The increase of 1.12%, from $3.441 Tn at the end of March 2018 to $3.480 Tn at the end of April, also represents the highest monthly growth in assets since January 2018, which saw a monthly increase of 6.38% from $3.423 Tn to $3.642 Tn. 

US ETF and ETP asset growth as at the end of April 2018


In April 2018, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of $28.00Bn.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $13.74 Bn, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with $10.12 Bn.

The majority of these flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net inflows, which collectively have gathered $68.82 Bn during 2018. The iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA US) on its own accounted for net inflows of $16.38 Bn. 
Top 20 ETFs by net YTD net inflows: US

Similarly, the top 10 ETPs by net inflows collectively gathered $8.17 Bn during 2018. 
Top 10 ETPs by YTD net inflows: US

During April investors chose to move from US Equity ETFs to Fixed Income and Commodities products. 

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Rochelle Antoniewicz, Senior Director for Industry and Financial Analysis, Investment Company Institute
Ari Burstein, President, Capital Markets Strategies 
Rajan Chari, Partner, Deloitte
Michael E. Coe, Assistant Director, Office of Market Supervision, Division of Trading & Markets, US SEC 
Mike Crinieri, Managing Director, Global Head of ETF Strategy, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
John Dibacco, ETF Trading, Virtu Financial
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Ryan Louvar, General Counsel, WisdomTree Asset Management
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Jon Maier, CIO, Global X
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Laura Morrison, SVP, Global Head of Listings, Cboe Global Markets
Bernie Nelson, President - North America, Style Research
Steve Oh, Head of ETF Listings and Business Development, Nasdaq
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Barry Pershkow, Partner, Chapman and Cutler
Christine Podolak, Senior Director, Exchange Traded Products Surveillance & Investigations, FINRA
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Bill Stush, Managing Director, Head of Trading, Flow Traders US Institutional Trading
Charles Thomas, Head of US ETF Capital Markets, Vanguard
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Simon Z. Wu, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
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