The U.S. ETF industry has doubled in size in less than five years.
| Deborah Fuhr|
ETFGI / ETF TV
Managing Partner, Founder / Co-Founder
Assets in U.S. exchange-traded funds and other ETPs (exchange-traded products) crossed the $4 trillion threshold last month, ending July at a record $4.02 trillion in AUM, according
to data released today by Debbie Fuhr's
independent, London-based research shop, ETFGI
. The industry crossed
the $2-trillion-AUM line in December 2014.
U.S. ETF AUM rose 1.6 percent last month, the ETFGI team estimates. Net inflows of $33.9 billion account for about half of that AUM growth. The industry had 2,280 funds from 151 providers.
The global ETF industry also made a new record last month, ending July at $5.74 trillion in AUM, the ETFGI team estimates
, and the worldwide industry had 7,888 funds from 421 providers. The U.S. industry accounts for 70 percent of the industry's worldwide AUM, 29 percent of the funds, and 36 percent of the providers.
The ETFGI team also recently compared
AUM for the global ETF and hedge fund industries. Per their estimates, the gap between ETF and hedge fund AUM rose 7.98 percent in Q2 to $2.39 trillion as of the end of June (when ETFs worldwide held $5.64 trillion and hedge funds held $3.25 trillion).
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