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ETFs/ETPs assets reach new high at $3.137tln

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high $3.137tln as of end April 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s April 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of April for ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States at $2.217tln, in Canada $77.42bn, in Europe $533.34bn, in Japan $145.93bn and in Asia Pacific ex-Japan which reached $125.21bn.

At the end of April 2016, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,297 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,126 listings, assets of $3.137tln, from 283 providers listed on 65 exchanges in 51 countries.

"Following a strong market performance in March the S+P 500 index was up just 0.39% in April. Developed markets ex-US were up 3.20%, while emerging markets ended up 1.05%. The S+P GSCI commodity index was up 10.14% in April. There is still a significant amount of uncertainty in the markets due to the upcoming Brexit vote, the US election, the efficacy and future of QE programs around the world." according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

In April 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $10.13bn. This marks the 27th consecutive month of net inflows. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $7.73bn, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with $2.39bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows with $1......................

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