Exchange-traded funds and products listed on U.S. exchanges had net inflows of $1.5 billion in February, raising assets in 1,863 funds from 95 providers to more than $2 trillion, ETFGI reported last week.
ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered $10.8 billion in net new assets in February, the 25th consecutive month of net inflows, according to the report.
The global industry had assets of $2.9 trillion in 6,200 funds from 279 providers, with 11,963 listings on 64 exchanges in 51 countries.
U.S.-listed fixed income ETFs/ETPs in February had the largest net inflows with $10.5 billion, followed by $5.6 billion for commodity funds. The commodity flows set a monthly record, exceeding the September 2012 high of $4.3 billion.
Equity ETFs/ETPs hemorrhaged a net $15.3 billion in February.
“February was another volatile month for equity markets, which drove investors to invest net flows into government bonds and gold,” ETFGI’s managing partner Deborah Fuhr said in a statement.