US-listed ETFs/ETPs fall just short of record

London-based research and consultancy firm ETFGI says ETFs/ETPs (exchange-traded funds/products) listed in the United States gathered US$239.8 billion in net new assets in 2015, a fraction less than the record $244.3 billion gathered in 2014.

In December $38.0 billion of net new assets were gathered making it the largest asset gathering month for the year and marking the 11th consecutive month of positive net inflows.

During 2015 there was growth on most measures: the number of ETFs/ETPs increased from 1,662 to 1,843, assets under management increased from $2.002 trillion to $2.130 trillion, and the number of providers increased from 71 to 94.

At the end of 2015, the US ETF/ETP industry had 1,843 ETFs/ETPs, assets of $2,130 billion, from 94 providers on 3 exchanges, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s year-end 2015 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.