The combined assets of U.S. listed exchange-traded fund (ETFs) jumped ended 2012 at $1.337 trillion, according to the Investment Company Institute (ICI). The increase in assets invested in ETFs showed a 27.6% gain compared to levels in December 2011.
Assets in domestic equity ETFs increased $146.31 billion since December 2011, and global equity ETFs assets rose $83.41 billion during this period. At the end of December 2012, assets of bond funds were $243.20 billion and hybrid funds were $656 million.
During December, the value of all ETF shares issued exceeded that of shares redeemed by $32.58 billion. In December 2011, the value of all ETF shares issued exceeded that of shares redeemed by $18.52 billion.