ETF Assets Increase $30B in August

September 12, 2012 ( – Exchange-traded fund (ETF) assets totaled $1.2 trillion as of August 31, up 16.6% year-to-date, according to State Street Global Advisors' ETF Snapshot.

By PLANSPONSOR staff | September 12, 2012

This August, investors added $4.7 billion more to ETFs than they withdrew. Fixed-income and commodity ETFs attracted $4 billion and $2.4 billion of inflows, respectively. Large-cap ETFs experienced the greatest outflows ($4.4 billion). These types of funds have attracted over $93.4 billion of inflows, year-to-date.

Month-to-month, ETF assets increased $30 billion, up 2.5% in August.

As of August 31, 1,258 ETFs were managed by 38 ETF managers.

The report is available for download here


Kristen Heinzinger