ETFGI reported that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada have increased 26.6% in the first 8 months of the year to reach a new record of US$107 billion at the end of August 2017,.....
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Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner, co-founder, ETFGI
according to ETFGI’s August 2017 preliminary Canadian ETF and ETP industry insights report.
The Canadian ETF industry had 516 ETFs, with 636 listings, assets of US$107 Bn, from 24 providers on 2 exchanges.
ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada gathered US$2.32 Bn in net inflows in August marking 11 consecutive months of net inflows and a record level of US$13.88 Bn in YTD net inflows. This is more than the US$10.00 Bn in net inflows at this point last year, and US$1.18 Bn more than the US$12.70 Bn net inflows gathered in all of 2016.
“August is typically a challenging month for equity markets with the average loss over the past 20 years for the S&P 500 at 1.3%. This year the S&P 500 was up 0.31% in August and 11.93% YTD, MSCI ACW was up 0.44% and 15.48% YTD while MSCI EM was up 2.27% for August and 28.59% YTD (all prices in USD). Storms and political risks remain a focus for investors - the ability of the Trump administration to move forward on policy goals and hearings on Capitol Hill, Brexit negotiations, and North Korea is still an area of concern.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
Equity ETFs and ETPs gathered a record level of US$1.79 Bn in net inflows in August, bringing YTD net inflows to a record level of US$6.85 Bn, which is much greater than the net inflows of
US$4.87 Bn over the same period last year and more than the US$6.23 Bn gathered in all 2016.
Fixed income ETFs and ETPs have gathered a level of US$179 Mn in net inflows in August, growing YTD net inflows to a level of US$3.49 Bn, which is less than the same period last year which saw net inflows of US$4.08 Bn.
Commodity ETFs and ETPs saw net inflows of US$42 Mn in August. YTD, net inflows are at US$41 Mn, compared to net inflows of US$261 Mn over the same period last year.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF and ETP inflows in August with US$1.30 Bn, followed by BMO AM with US$358 Mn and Mirae Asset ETFs with US$181 Mn net inflows.
YTD, BMO AM gathered the largest net ETF and ETP inflows with US$5.58 Bn, followed by iShares with US$2.28 Bn and Vanguard with US$1.84 Bn net inflows.
ETFGI is a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, based in London, England