Exchange-traded products saw record net flows in the first half of 2015. Global ETPs had net flows of $152.3 billion during the first six months of the year, eclipsing the previous record of $130 billion in the first half of 2014, according to data released Wednesday by ETFGI.
Just over two-thirds of new flows in 2015 went into equity funds; 23.2% went into fixed-income funds.
By issuer, BlackRock and Vanguard topped the list with $52.1 billion and $44.8 billion, respectively, of new flows in the half. SSGA, however, gave back nearly all its 2014 flows as the firm experienced $40.9 billion of outflows in the first half of 2015.
Global ETP assets totaled $2.97 trillion at the end of June, up 6.7% from the beginning of the year.