Assets invested in Canadian exchange-traded funds have climbed 28.2 per cent in 2017, reaching a new record of US$108 billion at the end of September, according to the latest data from London-based research and consultancy firm ETFGI.

All in, there are now 535 ETFs in Canada, with 659 listings on two exchanges from 25 providers. While equity ETFs saw outflows during the month of September, fixed income pulled in more assets.

Read: Canadian assets in ETFs reached US$84 billion in 2016: report

The research also found that equity ETFs experienced net outflows of US$409 million in September, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$6.4 billion. This is much greater than the net inflows of US$4 billion over the same period last year and more than the US$6.2 billion gathered in all of 2016.

Fixed-income ETFs gathered US$202 million in net inflows in September, growing year-to-date net inflows to US$3.7 billion. This is less than the same period last year that saw net inflows of US$4.3 billion.

And commodity ETFs had net outflows of US$1 million in September. Year to date, net inflows are at US$40 million, compared to net inflows of US$243 million over the same period last year.

This article originally appeared on Benefits Canada’s companion site, Canadian Investment Review

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