ETF/ETP Assets Reach Record High

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    Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high US$3.137 trillion at the end of April, says preliminary data from ETFGI’s April 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of April for ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States at US$2.217 trillion, in Canada ‒ US$77.42 billion, in Europe ‒ US$533.34 billion, in Japan ‒ US$145.93 billion, and in Asia Pacific ex-Japan which reached US$125.21 billion. At the end of April 2016, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 6,297 ETFs/ETPs, with 12,126 listings, assets of US$3.137 trillion, from 283 providers listed on 65 exchanges in 51 countries. ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$10.13 billion, marking the 27th consecutive month of net inflows. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$7.73 billion followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with US$2.39 billion.