ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record of US$5.25 trillion at the end of September 2018 …
By Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI
The trend towards products providing exposure to the US continued, with equity based products tracking the core US indices seeing substantial inflows, according to ETFGI’s September 2018 Global ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report.
Total Assets in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record $5.25 Tn in September.
Net new assets gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally were $52.18 Bn in September.
56th consecutive months of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally.
“Developed markets were broadly up during September following positive economic data from the US, Japan and Eurozone, despite the US-China trade dispute and on-going political tension in Europe. Developed Markets ex-US gained 0.68% during the month while the S&P 500’s winning streak tapered off, gaining only 0.57%, with mid to small cap US equities closing down. Developing markets downward trend continued, with EM markets down 1.37% and Frontier markets down 0.18%, bringing year to date declines to 8.08% and 7.56%, respectively.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI.
At the end of September 2018, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,553 ETFs/ETPs, with 14,643 listings, assets of $5.25 Tn, from 386 providers listed on 69 exchanges in 57 countries.
Following net inflows of $52.18 and market moves during the month, assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased by 0.44%, from $5.23 Tn in August 2018 to $5.25 Tn.
Growth in Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of September 2018
Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $7.24 Bn in September, growing net inflows for 2018 to $74.10 Bn, considerably less than the $121.83 Bn in net inflows at this point last year.
September marked the 56th consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally, Year-to-date in 2018 there have been net inflows of $351 Bn, less than the $483 Bn in net inflows at this point last year.
Substantial inflows during September can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $30.1 Bn.
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY US) gathered $5.01 Bn, the largest net inflow in September.