ETF Assets Increase More Than a Third Over Past Year

Over the past 12 months, assets of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) increased $110.99 billion (34.4%), according to the Investment Company Institute (ICI).

Assets in domestic equity ETFs increased $64.08 billion since February 2006, and global equity ETFs assets rose $40.43 billion during this period, according to the ICI.

The value of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) rose 0.5% ($2.32 billion) to $433.40 billion in February. During the month, the value of all ETF shares issued exceeded that of shares redeemed by $4.97 billion. In 2006, ETFs experienced a net issuance of $73.99 billion.

Statistics contained in the Institute’s monthly ETF report have been obtained from information provided to ICI by exchange-traded funds and commodity funds.