According to ETFGI, Global ETF Assets nears $3 trillion mark as the asset investments attained an all time high of $2.92 trillion as the month of February 2015 ends. There is also a record of $50.7 billion net asset income, which is considered the second largest on the record.
By far, Equity ETFs/ETPs accumulated the biggest net income that reaches $30.4 billion, which is preceded by fixed income ETFs/ETPs amounting to $15.6 billion and commodity ETFs/ETPs with $2.9 billion.
iShares got the top spot in the February net ETF/ETP with $19.9 billion. Vanguard and SPDR ETFs are in second and third place with $5.9 billion and $4.3 billion respectively.
“Twenty-five years marks an important milestone for the ETF industry which has grown significantly on many measures. ETFs have become a democratic investment tool and solution that are used by institutional investors, financial advisors and retail investors around the world to allow them to easily, transparently and at a lower cost than many other financial gain access to many asset classes and to developed, emerging and frontier markets”, said Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.”