2015 set new records for ETFs

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A review has revealed a record-breaking year for ETFs.

The BetaShares Australian ETF Review for 2015 has shown the ETF industry recording its highest ever annual growth. According to the review, funds under management increased $6.4bn to end the year at a new record of $21bn. The result is a 42% improvement on 2014.

Nearly all the growth (94%) came from net inflows, representing a record $6bn in new money into the industry. Trading activity levels also hit new highs, with trading value rising 61% from 2014.

The vast majority of the industry's net inflows were captured by the top four ranking issuers, BetaShares said. iShares, Vanguard, State Street and BetaShares accounted for 85% of the industry's net inflows.