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Global ETF and ETP assets reach new record high; US$2.22 trillion

London, 4 October 2013

Strong net inflows of US$35 billion in September and positive market performance helped to push global ETF and ETP assets to US$2.22 trillion, a new record high, at the end of Q3 2013, according to ETFGI’s Q3 2013 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report. The Global ETF/ETP industry now has 4,982 ETFs/ETPs, with 10,019 listing, from 212 providers listed on 57 exchanges.

“The Federal Reserve’s decision in their last meeting to maintain the QE scheme at its current size and positive market performance encouraged investors to put net inflows of US$35 billion back into the market through ETFs/ETPs” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

Year to date (YTD) net inflows into ETFs/ETPs are at US$168.9 billion, which is below the US$188.4 billion at this time in 2012. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$29.3 billion, followed by fixed income with US$5.8 billion, and commodity with US$1.2 billion.

EQUITY
In September, Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$29.3 billion. North American/US equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$14.98 billion, followed by emerging market equity with US$6.0 billion, and European equity with US$3.74 billion.

FIXED INCOME
Fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$5.8 billion. Government bond ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$2.69 billion, followed by high yield with US$2.47 billion, and emerging market bond with US$835 billion.

COMMODITY
Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$1.16 billion. Precious metals ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$674 million, followed by broad commodity indices with US$563 million.

ETF/ETP PROVIDERS
YTD, Vanguard ranks first based on net inflows of US$45.1 billion, iShares is 2nd with US$41.6 billion WisdomTree is 3rd with US$12.0 billion, PowerShares is 4th with US$10.6 billion and First Trust is 5th with US$5.3 billion.

INDEX PROVIDERS
S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks with US$608 billion, reflecting 27.4% market share; MSCI is second with US$358 billion and 16.1% market share, followed by Barclays with US$195 billion and 8.8% market share.

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