London - March 21, 2017 - ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of $47.49 billion at the end of February passing the prior record of $46 billion set at the end of January 2017, according to data from ETFGI's February 2017 global active ETF and ETP industry insights report.
Record levels of assets under management were reached at the end of February 2017 for active ETFs/ETPs listed globally at $47.49 billion, in the United States at $32.14 billion, in Europe at $6.53 billion, in Canada at $6.53 billion and in Asia Pacific ex Japan at $2.18 billion (click here to view the ETFGI Active ETF/ETP asset growth chart).
At the end of February 2017, the global active ETF industry had 317 ETFs, with 412 listings, assets of $47 Bn, from 60 providers listed on 16 exchanges in 12 countries. According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI:
Investors favour equities over commodities and fixed income during January as equity markets had a good start to 2017. Developed markets outside the US and emerging markets showed strong performance in January up 3.2% and 5.1% respectively while the S&P 500 index was up 1.9% and the DJIA index was up 0.6% in January.
The US equity market performed strongly in February with the S&P 500 up 3.97% and the DJIA was up 5.17%. International equity markets continued to perform well in February with the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. BMI up 1.42% while the S&P Emerging BMI was up 3.46%. There are significant upcoming political and economic events that investors will be watching in Europe in the next two months: the first round of the French election, a Dutch general election, the beginning of the U.K.'s "Brexit" negotiations and, officials from the EU and the IMF are once again locked in negotiations over the Greek bailout.
In February 2017, active ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $1.85 Bn and $3.33 Bn YTD. YTD, Active ETF/ETP assets have increased by 9.3% from $43,461 Mn to $47,492 Mn.
First Trust gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with $431 Mn, followed by Lyxor AM with $297 Mn and PIMCO with $262 Mn net inflows.
YTD, First Trust gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $825 Mn, followed by SPDR ETFs with $404 Mn and Lyxor AM with $376 Mn net inflows.
68% of the assets in active ETFs/ETPs are in the 172 active products that are domiciled and listed in the United States followed by Europe which has 14% of the assets in 107 products. 72% of the assets in active ETFs/ETPs are in the 105 active fixed income products followed by active equity products with 18% of the assets in 155 products.
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