Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada increased 2.6% in the first half of 2015, according to ETFGI’s preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for the first half of 2015. At the end of June 2015, the Canadian ETF industry had 367 ETFs, with 521 listings, assets of US$68 Bn, from 11 providers listed on 1 exchange......
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“June was a difficult month for most markets around the world. The S&P 500 index ended June down 2% for the month and finished the first half of 2015 up 1%. Market performance in the first half of 2015 was impacted by a number of uncertainties in the first half of 2015: the situation in Greece and the impact on the Eurozone, when the Fed will raise interest rates, volatility in the Chinese market and the MERS outbreak in South Korea.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.
In the first half of 2015 record levels of NNA have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with US$152 billion beating the prior record of US$130 billion in the first half of 2014. US listed ETFs/ETPs gathered US$103 billion, beating the previous record of US$76 billion gathered in the first half of 2012, ETFs/ETPs in Japan gathered US$18 billion beating the prior record of US$13.5 billion set in the first half of 2014, and European listed ETFs/ETPs gathered US$40 billion, beating the US$32 billion gathered in the first half of 2014.
In June 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada gathered net inflows of US$984 Mn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$814 Mn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$85 Mn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$20 Mn.
YTD through end of June 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$6.6 Bn.
Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$3.1 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$2.6 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs suffered net outflows of US$17 Mn.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in June with US$518 Mn, followed by BMO AM with US$146 Mn and Vanguard with US$124 Mn net inflows.
BMO AM gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$2.9 Bn, followed by Vanguard with US$1.1 Bn, iShares with US$761 Mn net inflows, RBC Global AM With US$ 466 Mn, Mirae Horizons with US$ 356 Mn and First Asset with US$ 343 Mn.