Market Losses Plus Withdrawals Diminish ETF Assets

February 11th, 2014
in econ_news

Global ETF and ETP assets suffer a 3.2 percent decline in January 2014 based on net outflows of US$7.6 billion and market performance


etfgi-logoLONDON - February 10, 2014 - In January 2014, global ETF/ETP assets fell by 3.2% to US$2.32 trillion based on negative market performance and net outflows of US$7.6 billion, according to preliminary findings from ETFGI's January 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report. January was a difficult month for emerging and developed equity markets.

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According to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI:

"Concerns about economic uncertainty and unrest in emerging markets, a fear that US stocks are over bought and uncertainty over the impact of Fed tapering  caused investors to take net outflows of US$7.6 billion from ETFs/ETPs in January 2014."

Equity ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$11.8 billion, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$1.9 billion, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$2.9 billion.


In January Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows US$4.8 Bn, followed by Nomura AM with US$2.4 Bn and First Trust with US$1.5 Bn net inflows while SPDR ETFs experienced the largest net ETF/ETP outflows in January with US$16.5 Bn, followed by iShares with US$5.6 Bn.


S&P Dow Jones has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks with US$657.1 Bn, reflecting 28.3% market share; MSCI is second with US$323.6 Bn and 13.9% market share, followed by Barclays with US$197.8 Bn and 8.5% market share.

Please contact or if you would like to subscribe to ETFGI's Global ETF and ETP industry insights reports or ETFGI's Institutional Users of ETFs and ETPs 2012 report. Please click here to view this Press Release online. is soliciting votes for the 10th Annual Global ETF Awards which reflect outstanding achievements in 2013 by ETF industry participants.  The voting form can be filled out online by clicking here. Voting closes on February 18.

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