Assets In Active ETPs Listed Globally Increased By Record $21.9 Billion During 2017 To New High Of $65.8 Billion At End Of October

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Includes: AGG, AMZA, ARKK, BLHY, BND, BSV, EFA, EMLP, EZU, FFTI, FIHD, FLGE, FPE, FTSL, FTSM, GDVD, GLD, GSG, GSY, IAU, ICSH, IEFA, IEMG, IJR, ITOT, IVV, LMBS, LQD, MINT, NEAR, NFLT, PDBC, QQQ, RFDI, SECT, SRLN, TOTL, TVIX, UGAZ, UNG, UVXY, VCIT, VCSH, VEA, VGK, VOO, VTI, VTV, VWO, VXX
by: Deborah Fuhr

Summary

Assets invested in actively-managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased by a record $21.9 billion during the first 10 months of 2017.

Year-to-date, through end of October 2017, ETFs and ETPs listed in the U.S. saw record net inflows of $386 Bn; 38.4% more than net inflows.

The majority of these flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $185 Bn during 2017.

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in actively-managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased by a record $21.9 billion during the first 10 months of 2017, to reach a new high of $65.8 billion at the end of October. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

According to ETFGI’s October 2017 Active ETF and ETP industry insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service, assets invested in actively-managed ETFs and ETPs grew by $21.9 Bn year-to-date, the largest absolute annual increase on record; eclipsing the previous record increase of $9.40 Bn for the whole of 2016. The increase of 49.9%, from $43.9 Bn at the end of 2016 to a record high of $65.8 Bn at the end of October 2017, also represents the greatest proportional annual increase in assets since 2012.

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Year-to-date, through end of October 2017, ETFs and ETPs listed in the U.S. saw record net inflows of $13 Bn; 91% more than net inflows for the whole of 2016, and more than double that of the previous YTD record for the same period of $5 Bn set in October 2015.

October 2017 also marked the 20st consecutive month of net inflows into U.S.-listed ETFs/ETPs, with nearly $2B gathered during the month.

The majority of these flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $10.7 Bn during 2017. The PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund on its own accounted for net inflows of more than $2B.

Top 20 actively managed ETFs globally by net new assets: U.S.

Name

Ticker

Asset
(USD
Mn)
Oct-17

ADV
(USD Mn)
Oct-17

NNA
(USD Mn)
YTD 2017

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund

MINT

7688.63

48.80

2019.70

First Trust Preferred Securities and Income Fund

FPE

3021.63

20.30

1372.80

SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF

SRLN

2315.21

25.60

1216.34

InfraCap Active MLP ETF

AMZA

504.87

13.60

789.90

First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity Fund

FTSM

1158.34

10.90

611.80

iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF

NEAR

2909.48

32.30

600.07

SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF

TOTL

3648.11

18.00

573.64

First Trust Senior Loan ETF

FTSL

1341.59

6.20

521.01

First Trust Low Duration Mortgage Opportunities ETF

LMBS

846.32

7.30

491.85

Principal Active Global Dividend Income ETF

GDVD

452.76

0.00

424.01

First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund

EMLP

1911.01

11.10

411.97

First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International ETF

RFDI

444.52

3.50

351.91

Main Sector Rotation ETF

SECT

205.76

1.60

193.87

iShares Liquidity Income ETF

ICSH

187.95

2.90

167.71

Guggenheim Ultra Short Duration ETF

GSY

1123.53

9.80

165.66

ARK Innovation ETF

ARKK

205.23

4.20

162.83

Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF

BLHY

106.00

0.40

160.69

Newfleet Multi-Sector Unconstrained Bond ETF

NFLT

169.28

0.60

158.46

PowerShares DB Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy Portfolio

PDBC

609.90

3.50

149.18

FormulaFolios Tactical Income

FFTI

135.32

0.70

135.06

Similarly, the top 10 actively managed ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $8.6 Bn year-to-date during 2017.

US-listed Equity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of $.6 Bn in October, bringing year-to-date net inflows to $3.7 Bn, which is greater than the net inflows of $.10Bn over the same period last year. Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of $1.2 Bn in October, growing year-to-date net inflows to $9Bn, which is greater than the same period last year, which saw net inflows of $4.3 Bn.

Top 10 actively managed ETPs by net new assets: Globally

Name

Ticker

Assets
(USD Mn) Oct-17

ADV
(USD Mn) Oct-17

NNA
(USD Mn) YTD 2017

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund

MINT

7688.63

48.80

2019.70

First Trust Preferred Securities and Income Fund

FPE

3021.63

20.30

1372.80

SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF

SRLN

2315.21

25.60

1216.34

PIMCO U.S. Dollar Short Maturity ETF

AMZA

2702.58

1.50

832.37

InfraCap Active MLP ETF

FTSM

504.87

13.60

789.90

First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity Fund

NEAR

1158.34

10.90

611.80

iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF

TOTL

2909.48

32.30

600.07

SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF

FTSL

3648.11

18.00

573.64

Samsung KODEX Active Korea Total Bond Market AA- ETF

LMBS

569.36

0.10

563.29

First Trust Senior Loan ETF

GDVD

1341.59

6.20

521.01

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