Equity ETFs Gather Largest Inflows

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    In February 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada saw net inflows of US$1.2 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$743 million, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$290 million, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$29 million, says ETFGI’s monthly ETF and ETP global insight report for February. The Canadian ETF industry had 355 ETFs, with 502 listings, assets of US$65 billion, from nine providers on one exchange at the end of February. “Investors allocated the majority of net new assets to equities as the U.S. market rebounded from a difficult January to end February with both the S&P 500 and the Dow up six per cent for the month. Volatility declined during the month. Developed markets were up six per cent for the month, while emerging and frontier markets were up three per cent,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.