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Global ETF/ETP assets dip slightly
08 August 2014
Despite year-to-date new assets gathered being new record
Total assets declined slightly (0.4%) from their record high of
$2.64trn in June to $2.62trn at the end of July, despite
year-to-date assets gathered being at record
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded products
(ETPs) listed globally gathered a $33.8bn in new nets assets
reaching a record $160.5bn year to date. This outpaced 2013
year-to-date record at the end of July of $149.9bn.
"In July investors invested almost all net new money into
equity exposures as investor confidence was positive through
most of month. The S&P 500 hit an all-time high during
July, but ended the month down 1% as markets were rattled at
the very end of the month by the situations in the Ukraine and
Gaza and a poor start to the U.S. earnings season," said
Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
The global ETF/ETP industry now has 5,410 ETFs/ETPs, with
10,477 listings, from 222 providers listed on 60 exchanges.
Developed markets outside the US ended the month down 2%, while
emerging markets gained 2%, Asia was up 5% and frontier markets
were up 4% in July.
Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in July with
$7.69bn, followed by iShares with $6.82bn, SPDR ETFs with
$4.24bn, DB x-trackers with $1.97bn and PowerShares with
$1.79bn in net inflows.