Fixed Income and Commodity ETFs/ETPs Globally Both Have 3rd Best Month Gathering Net Inflows in January 2015, According to New Research by ETFGI

London, United Kingdom, February 27, 2015 --( ETFGI’s new research finds overall net new asset (NNA) flows in January were US$12.2 Bn. Net inflows of US$13.3 Bn into fixed income products and US$5.2 Bn of net inflows into commodity ETFs/ETPs globally ranked as the third largest months on record for both asset classes, while equity ETFs/ETPs suffered net outflows of US$8.0 Bn in January.

The global ETF/ETP industry had 5,585 ETFs/ETPs, with 10,770 listings, assets of US$2.77 trillion, from 242 providers, listed on 63 exchanges in 51 countries, at the end of January 2015, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end January 2015 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

“Investors showed a strong preference for fixed income and commodity exposure during January as volatility increased. The S&P 500 was down 4%, developed markets were flat, emerging markets were down slightly while frontier markets were down 3% in January. The ECB announced on January 22nd a stimulus package which will total US$1.27 trillion based on buying US$69 billion a month in public and private bonds to stimulate the European economy,” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

Globally Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with US$9.8 Bn, followed by iShares with US$7.7 Bn, WisdomTree with US$3.9 Bn, DB Xtrackers with US$3.3 Bn And UBS GAM US$2.3 Bn in net inflows.

Fifty-five new products were listed in January by 26 providers which is just 1 less than the 56 new product listed in January 2014. Thirty-nine ETFs/ETPs were closed in January which is a 250% increase from the 11 closures in January 2014.


The ETF/ETP industry in Europe has started 2015 with the largest ever monthly net inflows of US$14.9 Bn, surpassing the prior record of US10.8 Bn in net inflows set in July 2014. ETFs/ETPs in Japan had a strong start to the year gathering US$3.8 Bn, which is more than the US$3.0 Bn gathered in January 2014. The ETF/ETP industry in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) had the weakest start to the year suffering US$3.0 Bn in net outflows during January.

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Note to editors

ETFs are typically open-ended, index-based funds, with active ETFs accounting for less than 1% market share. They can be bought and sold like ordinary shares on a stock exchange and offer broad exposure across developed, emerging and frontier markets, equities, fixed income and commodities. ETFs are used widely by institutional investors and increasingly by financial advisors and retail investors to:

- equitize cash
- implement diversified exposure to a market
- comprise a core or satellite investment
- be a long term strategic investment
- implement tactical adjustments to portfolios
- use as building blocks to create entire portfolios
- allow investors to hedge the market
- use as an alternative to futures and other derivative products

Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) are products that have similarities to ETFs in the way they trade and settle but do not use an open-end fund structure. The use of other structures including unsecured debt, grantor trusts, partnerships, and commodity pools by ETPs can, in addition to a significantly different risk profile, create different tax and regulatory implications for investors when compared to ETFs, which are funds.


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