ETFs and ETPs that are listed globally gathered US$319.4 billion in net new assets as of the end of November 2015, says new ETFGI data. That’s 15% above the record level of US$277.3 billion of net new assets gathered over the same period in 2014, and this marks the 22nd consecutive month of positive net inflows.

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Despite the strength of ETFs, “Global markets were mostly down in November, [with] developed markets outside the U.S. declining 1% and emerging markets down 3%,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI. “The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 ended up [at] less than 1%.”

The details

  • In the United States, net inflows reached US$201.7 billion in the first 11 months of 2015. That’s 5% higher than the prior record set last year.
  • In Canada, net inflows reached US$11.4 billion over the same period, which is 10.7% over the prior record set in 2012.
  • Meanwhile, net inflows in Europe climbed to US$72.6 billion, representing a 18% increase on the record set through the end of November 2014.
  • In Japan, net inflows were up 210% on the prior record set in 2013, reaching US$33.7 billion as of the end of November 2015.
  • In November 2015, ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of US$29.9 billion, with equity funds gathering the largest net inflows of US$28.2 billion. At the same time, commodity products saw net outflows of US$111 million and fixed income ETFs saw net outflows of US$24 million.


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