ETFs Gather New Assets

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    Although August was a roller coaster ride for investors, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered US$20.8 billion in net new assets, marking their 19th consecutive month of positive net inflows, says ETFGI’s preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for August. In the first eight months of 2015, record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally, with net inflows of US$219.7 billion marking a 16 per cent increase over the prior record set during the first eight months of 2014. Through the end of August, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$219.7 billion for the year. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$139.3 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$52.8 billion and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$3.7 billion.