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US ETF and ETP assets reach a record high in January 2018

ETF data provider ETFGI reveals that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in the US increased by USD219 billion or 6.40 per cent in January 2018 to reach a record high of USD3.64 trillion.

The firm writes that this represents the greatest monthly growth in assets since October 2015, when assets increased by USD150 billion.

In January 2018 the US ETF industry had 2,157 ETFs and ETPs, assets of USD3.64 trillion, from 132 providers listed on four exchanges.

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the US increased by a record USD219 billion during January to reach a new high of USD3.64 trillion, the firm says.

In January 2018, ETFs and ETPs listed in the US gathered net inflows of USD78.8 billion. Assets in Equity ETFs/ETPs increased by 7.45 per cent in January, while Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs saw assets up 1.01 per cent.

January 2018 marked the 24th consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed in the US, with USD78.8 billion gathered during the month; 88.3 per cent more than net inflows at this point last year, ETFGI says.

The majority of these flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD60.9 billion in January 2018. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY US) on its own accounted for net inflows of USD19.8 billion.

The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered USD3.54 billion during January 2018. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in the US saw net inflows of USD64.8 billion in January and Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of USD8.78 billion. Investors have tended to invest in core, market cap and lower cost ETFs in January 2018, ETFGI says.

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