August was a roller coaster ride for investors, but ETFs and ETPs across the globe still gathered US$20.8 billion in net new assets, says ETFGI. This marks the 19th consecutive month of positive net inflows for global ETFs.
During the first eight months of 2015, record levels of net new assets (US$219.7 billion) were gathered by ETFs and ETPs. That’s a 16% increase over the prior record set during the first eight months of 2014.
In the United States, net new inflows reached US$127.5 billion and that’s 19% higher than the record set in 2014. Meanwhile, in Europe, year-to-date net inflows climbed to US$59.7 billion, representing a 17% increase. In Japan, year-to-date net inflows were up 74% on the record set last year and stood at US$28.9 billion.
In August 2015, fixed income products gathered the largest inflows, with US$8.8 billion, followed by equity ETFs (US$2.4 billion) and commodity products (US$1.5 billion).