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Assets invested in active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reach new record high

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Opalesque Industry Update - 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 US$40.33 billion at the end of Q3 2016, according to data from ETFGI’s Q3 2016 global active ETF and ETP industry insights report (click here to view the ETFGI chart of assets invested in active ETFs/ETPs by location).

Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of June for active ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States at US$27.49 Bn, Canada with US$4.82 Bn, and in Asia Pacific ex-Japan with US$1.87 Bn.

At the end of Q3 2016, the global active ETF/ETP industry had 293 ETFs/ETPs, with 389 listings, assets of US$40 Bn, from 56 providers listed on 18 exchanges in 14 countries.

“Although there was a rally after the FOMC's vote to leave interest rates unchanged in September, the S&P 500 ended the month flat and the SJIA with a moderate decline of 0.4%. Developed markets ex-US and Emerging markets were up 1.5% and 1.2%, respectively" according to Deborah Fuhr, co-founder and managing partner at ETFGI.

In September 2016, active ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$574 Mn. YTD through end of Q3 2016, active ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$3.86 Bn.

PIMCO is the largest ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with US$8.07 Bn, reflecting 20.0% market share; Source is second with US$5.49 Bn and 13.6% market share, followed by First Trust with US$5.44 Bn and 13.5% market share. The top three ETF/ETP providers, out of 46, account for 47.1% of Global ETF/ETP assets.

Just 9 out of the 293 active ETFs/ETPs have greater than US$1 Bn in assets, and hold a combined total of US$21 Bn, or 51.2%, of global active ETF/ETP assets.

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