September 12, 2012 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – 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.
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.