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Record equity market performance is driving record inflows of $ 55 billion and assets of $1.47 billion in ETFs and ETPs in Q1 2013

Net inflows of $55 billion in Q1 help to push assets invested in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) listed in the United States to a new all-time high of $1.47 trillion US dollars at the end of Q1 2013. At the end of March, the US ETF and ETP had 1,439 ETFs and ETPs, with 1,439 listings, assets of $1.47 billion, from 53 providers on 3 exchanges...ETF and ETP assets have increased by 8.8% from $1.35 billion to $1.47 billion in Q1, according to figures from ETFGI's Global ETF and ETP industry insights report for Q1.

In March 2013, ETFs and ETPs listed in the US recorded net inflows of $17.1 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $12.3 billion, followed by fixed income with $4.3 billion, and leveraged inverse with $805 million, while commodity ETFs and ETPs experienced net outflows of $1.7 billion.

Equity ETFs and ETPs saw net inflows of $12.3 billion in March. ETFs and ETPs providing exposure to the US/North American equities gathered the largest net inflows with $14.1 billion, followed by developed Asia Pacific equity indices with $2.4 billion, and global (ex-US) equity with $1.2 billion, while emerging market equity ETFs and ETPs experienced net outflows of $5.4 billion.

Fixed income ETFs and ETPs saw net inflows of $4.3 billion in March. Govt/corp exposures gathered the largest net inflows of $1.3 billion, followed by high yield with $1.3billion, and government bond with $918 million, while emerging market bond ETFs and ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with $322 million.

Commodity ETFs and ETPs saw net outflows of $1.7 billion. Precious metals ETFs and ETPs experienced the largest net outflows of $1.7 billion, followed by energy with $331 million, while broad commodity ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of $361 million.

In Q1 2013, ETFs and ETPs had robust inflows of $55 billion. Equity ETFs and ETPs gathered the largest net inflows in Q1 with $50.4 billion, followed by fixed income with $5 billion, and leveraged inverse with 3 billion, while commodity ETFs and ETPs experienced net outflows of $5.9 billion.

Below is a chart showing the top 20 ETFs listed in the US ranked by net new asset inflows in Q1 2013.

Top 20 ETFs in the United States ranked by Net New Assets in Q1 2013

Name

Ticker

Assets
($ Mn)
Mar-13

ADV
($ Mn)
Mar-13

NNA
($ Mn)
YTD 2013

WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund

(NYSEARCA:DXJ)

5,633

130

3,947

iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund

(NYSEARCA:IWM)

20,895

3,017

2,749

iShares S&P 500 Index Fund

(NYSEARCA:IVV)

41,016

679

2,359

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF

(NYSEARCA:BSV)

11,507

125

2,207

Vanguard US Total Stock Market ETF

(NYSEARCA:VTI)

29,038

139

2,120

Vanguard REIT ETF

(NYSEARCA:VNQ)

18,245

177

1,681

iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund

(NYSEARCA:USMV)

2,606

37

1,681

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

(NYSEARCA:VOO)

8,877

104

1,516

PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio

(NYSEARCA:BKLN)

3,039

61

1,501

iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund

(NYSEARCA:EWJ)

7,276

303

1,453

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund

(NYSEARCA:XLF)

11,650

880

1,380

FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund

(NYSEARCA:GUNR)

2,031

27

1,296

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF

(NYSEARCA:VIG)

14,556

84

1,221

Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF

(NYSEARCA:VEA)

12,593

124

1,164

Vanguard Value ETF

(NYSEARCA:VTV)

8,975

51

1,077

iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund

(NYSEARCA:IWF)

19,400

198

941

iShares S&P US Preferred Stock Index Fund

(NYSEARCA:PFF)

11,915

57

914

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund

(NYSEARCA:EEMV)

1,770

28

910

iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit Bond Fund

(NYSEARCA:CSJ)

10,148

76

875

ProShares Ultra S&P500

(NYSEARCA:SSO)

2,436

495

854

Source ETFGI's Global ETF and ETP industry insights report for Q1 2013, ETFGI, Bloomberg, ETF and ETP providers

Below is a chart showing the top 20 ETPs listed in the US ranked by net new asset inflows in Q1 2013.

Top 20 ETPs in the United States ranked by Net new Assets in Q1 2013

Name

Ticker

Assets
($ Mn)
Mar-13

ADV
($ Mn)
Mar-13

NNA
($ Mn)
YTD 2013

iShares Silver Trust

(NYSEARCA:SLV)

9,852

193

613

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN

(NYSEARCA:VXX)

1,261

1,176

581

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures

(NYSEARCA:UVXY)

344

270

438

PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund

(NYSEARCA:DBC)

6,793

62

287

VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN

(NASDAQ:TVIX)

202

49

180

E-TRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index

(NYSEARCA:MLPI)

756

5

157

PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund

(NYSEARCA:DBA)

1,690

26

155

ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF

(NYSEARCA:VIXY)

218

28

137

ETFS Physical Platinum Shares

(NYSEARCA:PPLT)

881

9

88

Barclays ETN+ Select MLP ETN

(NYSEARCA:ATMP)

88

2

82

CurrencyShares Euro Trust

(NYSEARCA:FXE)

299

132

81

PowerShares DB Energy Fund

(NYSEARCA:DBE)

227

4

81

ProShares Ultra Silver

(NYSEARCA:AGQ)

747

42

80

ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Crude Oil

(NYSEARCA:SCO)

141

38

63

VelocityShares Daily 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN

(NYSEARCA:DGAZ)

54

11

57

PowerShares DB Base Metals Fund

(NYSEARCA:DBB)

337

8

55

PowerShares DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN

(NYSEARCA:DTO)

94

8

55

iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN

(NYSEARCA:JO)

100

3

51

ProShares VIX Mid-Term Futures ETF

(NYSEARCA:VIXM)

68

2

42

ETFS Physical Palladium Shares

(NYSEARCA:PALL)

589

5

41

Source ETFGI's Global ETF and ETP industry insights report for Q1 2013, ETFGI, Bloomberg, ETF and ETP providers

Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF and ETP inflows in March with $3.8 billion, followed by iShares with $3.3 billion and SPDR with $2.1 billion net inflows. In Q1 2013 Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF and ETP inflows with $19.7 billion, followed by iShares with $16.6 billion and WisdomTree with $5.9 billion net inflows.

Source: Record Market Performance Drives Record ETP Inflows, Assets Under Management In Q1

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