Global ETFs And ETPs Have Gathered 600 Billion US Dollars In Net New Assets In The First 11 Months Of 2017

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Includes: AGG, BND, EFA, EZU, GLD, IAU, IEFA, IEMG, IJR, IVV, LQD, TVIX, UGAZ, UVXY, VCIT, VCSH, VEA, VOO, VTI, VWO, VXX, XLF
by: Deborah Fuhr

Summary

Year-to-date, through end of November 2017, ETFs and ETPs listed globally saw record net inflows of US$600 Bn; 53.6% more than net inflows for the whole of 2016.

The majority of these flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $215.6 Bn during 2017.

Similarly, the top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $10.4 Bn year-to-date during 2017.

According to ETFGI’s November 2017 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report, a research subscription service, assets invested in ETFs and ETPs grew by 33.6% year-to-date, the greatest annual increase since 2009 when markets recovered following the 2008 financial crisis, and an increase of 3.1% on the previous record of US$4.60 Tn set in October 2017.

Year-to-date, through end of November 2017, ETFs and ETPs listed globally saw record net inflows of US$600 Bn; 53.6% more than net inflows for the whole of 2016, and almost double that of the previous YTD record for the same period of US$326 Bn set in November 2016. November 2017 also marked the 46th consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs, with US$61.5 Bn gathered during the month

The majority of these flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered US$215.6 Bn during 2017. The iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV US) on its own accounted for net inflows of US$29.9 Bn.

Top 20 ETFs by net new assets: Global

Name Country listed Ticker Assets (US $MN) Nov-17 ADV (US$ Mn) Nov-17 NNA (US$ Mn) YTD 2017
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF US IVV US 137,183.03 786.53 29,937.06
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF US IEFA US 41,096.90 224.45 20,083.55
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF US VEA US 66,712.86 348.04 16,238.56
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF US IEMG US 41,569.32 431.38 15,490.75
TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund Japan 1306 JP 58,054.94 62.53 15,301.53
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF US VOO US 81,954.16 469.79 13,587.44
iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF US LQD US 39,508.38 699.55 11,788.23
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF US AGG US 52,310.25 282.21 10,178.78
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF US EFA US 82,472.04 1,165.77 9,694.24
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF US VWO US 65,087.19 479.99 9,620.99
Daiwa ETF TOPIXÂ Japan 1305 JP 27,981.40 5.37 7,935.39
Listed Index Fund TOPIX Japan 1308 JP 26,818.56 8.36 7,756.48
Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF US VCIT US 18,228.27 85.99 7,667.20
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF US VTI US 89,632.67 312.21 7,539.13
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF US IJR US 36,230.43 213.06 6,510.35
Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF US VCSH US 21,714.55 115.74 5,858.93
iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF US EZU US 15,070.52 247.77 5,324.62
Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund US XLF US 31,741.06 1,476.40 5,212.85
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF US BND US 36,818.17 146.91 5,018.28
iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF US ITOT US 12,630.50 42.25 4,831.76

Similarly, the top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered US$10.4 Bn year-to-date during 2017.

Top 10 ETPs by net new assets: Global

Name Country listed Ticker Assets (US $MN) Nov-17 ADV (US$ Mn) Nov-17 NNA (US$ Mn) YTD 2017
iShares Gold Trust US IAU US 9,932.27 98.29 1,841.07
Xetra Gold EUR Germany 4GLD GY 7,108.89 11.51 1,596.55
Source Physical Gold ETC (P-ETC) United Kingdom SGLD LN 4,777.26 9.93 1,255.82
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN US VXX US 1,199.48 1,123.77 1,162.90
VelocityShares Daily 3x Long Natural Gas ETN US UGAZ US 892.62 244.12 1,042.59
ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures US UVXY US 500.56 415.07 870.89
SPDR Gold Trust US GLD US 34,544.11 674.93 822.55
iShares Physical Gold ETC United Kingdom SGLN LN 3,183.28 12.15 712.83
VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN US TVIX US 287.79 132.52 622.25
db Physical Gold Euro Hedged ETC Germany XAD1 GY 1,612.93 12.24 516.29

Equity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of $47.5 Bn in November, bringing year-to-date net inflows to $423 Bn, which is greater than the net inflows of $170 Bn over the same period last year. Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of $8.6 Bn in November, growing year-to-date net inflows to $136 Bn, which is greater than the same period last year which saw net inflows of $104.9 Bn. Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of $414 Mn in November.

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