Equity ETFs leading the pack

By Staff | April 11, 2016 | Last updated on April 11, 2016
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At the end of Q1 2016, assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally broke through the US$ 3-trillion milestone for the second time since May 2015 (click here to view a chart showing asset growth), says ETFGI.

During March, funds listed globally gathered US$45.30 in net new assets, which marks the 26th consecutive month of net inflows. “U.S. equities rebounded in March ending the month up 7%. Meanwhile, emerging markets and developed ex-U.S. markets also had a strong March, ending up 12.5% and 7.2% respectively,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

Delving deeper, ETFGI finds equity ETFs and ETPs gathered the largest net inflows of US$26.30 billion, followed by fixed-income (US$14.80 billion) and commodity (US$2.42 billion) funds.

Looking at benchmarks, adds ETFGI, the S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETFs and ETPs tracking its performance, with 27.5% market share. MSCI is second with 14.6% market share, followed by FTSE Russell with 12.4%.

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