Assets of the nation’s exchange-traded funds rose 10.9% in October to slightly more than $1 trillion, according to the Investment Company Institute’s latest report on ETFs. That’s up $131.4 billion, or 14.2%, from a year ago. 

Assets in domestic equity ETFs experienced the largest gains, hitting $615.4 billion, up 19% from October 2010. Global equity ETF assets rose $2.1 billion, or .8%, to $264.9 billion during this period. At the end of October 2011, assets of bond funds were $174.2 billion and hybrid funds were $386 million.

During October, investors bought more shares of ETFs than they redeemed by $20.1 billion. That’s more than triple the net issuance for September, which came in at $5.8 billion. Year-to-date, the net issuance of ETFs was $93.84 billion, up 10% from the same period last year. 

The monthly statistical report compiles information provided to ICI by exchange-traded funds and commodity funds. For the complete report, click here.


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