ETF Assets Surpass $700 Billion

Total assets under management at U.S. listed exchange-traded funds (ETF) and exchange-traded notes (ETN) at the end of September surpassed $700 billion for the first time , according to the National Stock Exchange (NSX). The record close of $704.9 billion was a 5% increase over August’s $672.3 billion.

The September ETFs/ETNs net cash inflows came in at $9.2 billion, bringing the year-to-date total to more than $63 billion. The number of listed products at the end of September totaled 868, vs. 813 a year ago.

The top ten ETFs in terms of total assets.

1)SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) saw monthly net cash outflows of $1.795 billion and $29.725 billion year-to-date to post $70.364 billion in assets at the end of September, down from $90.131 billion a year ago.

2) SPDR Gold (GLD) reversed the Spyder’s outflows with montly net cash inflows of $2.005 billion, bringing its year-to-date total to $12.255 billion. The Gold Shares grew 64% year-over-year to become the second largest exchange-traded product at $35.054 billion, half the size of the Spyder.

Assets in Millions/Net Cash Flow YTD ’08/NCF YTD ’09/NCF Sept. 09
3) iShares MSCI-EAFE (EFA) $34,369 ($4,108) ($4,382) ($161)
4) iShares MSCI-Emerging Mkts (EEM)
$33,739 ($129) $1,881 $651
5) iShares S&P 500 (IVV) $20,494 $2,485 $1,733 $42
6) PowerShares QQQ (QQQQ) $17,058 $1,886 ($440) ($239)
7) iShares Barclays TIPS (TIP) $16,444 $3,147 $7,032 $847
8 ) iShares iBoxx Inv Grade Corp Bond (LQD)
$13,711 $1,002 $5,595 $534
9) Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets (VWO)
$13,380 $2,789 $4,174 $770
10) iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) $12,884 $7,536 ($34) $300

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