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ETFGI : Assets in ETFs/ETPs listed globally broke through the US$ 9 trillion milestone at the end of May 2021

ETFGI reports assets in the global ETFs and ETPs industry broke through the US$ 9 trillion milestone at the end of May 2021

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By Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI


ETFGI reported that assets invested in the global ETFs and ETPs industry broke through the US$ 9 trillion milestone at the end of May 2021. ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$97.08 billion during May, bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record US$559.48 billion which is higher than the prior record of US$229.34 billion gathered at this point last year. Assets invested in the global ETFs and ETPs industry increased by 2.8% from US$8.96 trillion at the end of April 2021, to a record US$9.21 trillion at the end of May, according to ETFGI’s May 2021 Global ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

    Assets invested in the global ETFs and ETPs industry break through the $9 trillion milestone.

    Record $9.21 trillion invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally at the end of May.

    Record YTD net inflows of $559.48 Bn beating the prior record of $229.34 Bn gathered YTD in 2020.

    24 consecutive months of net inflows into global ETFs and ETPs

    Equity ETFs and ETPs attracted the majority of net inflows in May and YTD.

 “The S&P 500 gained 0.7% in May and 12.62% YTD, with positive figures for four consecutive months. Developed markets ex-U.S. gained 3.11% in May. Austria 8.29% and Luxembourg 8.12% were the leaders for the month while New Zealand lost the most at 3.92%. Emerging markets were up 2.58% at the end of May. Hungary (up 15.54%)  and Poland (up 13.98%) were the leaders, whilst Egypt (down 3.86%), Chile (down 3.64%), and Malaysia (down 2.79%) were down the most.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of May 2021

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The Global ETFs and ETPs industry had 8,821 products with 17,920 listings, assets of $9.210 trillion, from 550 providers listed on 78 exchanges in 63 countries at the end of May.

During May, ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of $97.08 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $63.06 Bn in May, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $396.94 Bn, which is much greater than the $72.91 Bn in net inflows equity products attracted YTD in 2020.

Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of $20.66 Bn during May, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $85.69 Bn, higher than the $65.86 Bn in net inflows fixed income products attracted YTD in 2020.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $3.83 Bn, bringing net outflows for 2021 to $3.59 Bn, significantly lower than the $48.93 Bn in net inflows commodity products had attracted over the same period in 2020.

Active ETFs/ETPs reported $12.08 Bn in net inflows, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $74.03 Bn, significantly higher than the $19.47 Bn in net inflows active products attracted YTD in 2020.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $35.37 Bn during May. Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO US) gathered $3.58 Bn the largest indviual net inflow.

Top 20 ETFs by net new inflows May 2021: Global

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
May-21

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-21

NNA
(US$ Mn)
May-21

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

VOO US

 225,706.38

 24,178.69

 3,576.05

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

VTI US

 243,653.31

 16,853.58

 2,703.27

Hwabao WP Cash Tianyi Listed Money Market Fund

511990 CH

 29,302.37

 10,938.94

 2,653.93

iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF

IEFA US

 96,942.43

 3,825.55

 2,103.42

JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF

BBEU US

 8,616.93

 4,564.37

 2,077.81

Vanguard Value ETF

VTV US

 81,905.63

 8,988.94

 2,026.87

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF

BSV US

 34,132.40

 4,774.76

 1,884.66

Huatai-Pinebridge CSI 300 ETF

510300 CH

 8,852.29

 1,352.41

 1,850.41

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund

XLF US

 44,835.00

 11,151.17

 1,587.63

iShares Global Financials ETF

IXG US

 2,669.70

 2,195.59

 1,584.87

Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund

XLV US

 27,714.79

 (60.59)

 1,583.26

Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF

RSP US

 28,680.03

 6,678.31

 1,550.49

iShares Commodities Select Strategy ETF

COMT US

 2,059.02

 1,755.12

 1,344.38

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF

VGK US

 18,941.27

 2,495.98

 1,329.83

Vanguard Real Estate ETF

VNQ US

 39,986.46

 3,281.29

 1,312.81

Yuanta/P-shares Taiwan Top 50 ETF

0050 TT

 6,205.31

 1,423.54

 1,295.84

Materials Select Sector SPDR Trust

XLB US

 9,733.26

 3,258.06

 1,242.23

iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF

IUSB US

 13,967.88

 8,168.36

 1,236.31

iShares TIPS Bond ETF

TIP US

 28,405.49

 1,914.97

 1,223.17

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF

BND US

 75,150.70

 9,498.59

 1,200.35

The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $4.41 Bn over May. SPDR Gold Shares (GLD US) gathered $1.57 Bn the largest indviual net inflow.

Top 10 ETPs by net new inflows May 2021: Global

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
May-21

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-21

NNA
(US$ Mn)
May-21

SPDR Gold Shares

GLD US

 62,558.36

 (7,037.55)

 1,570.75

iShares Physical Gold ETC – Acc

SGLN LN

 14,452.86

 118.42

 510.09

Invesco Physical Gold ETC – Acc

SGLD LN

 13,694.89

 (289.59)

 383.03

Xtrackers IE Physical Gold ETC Securities – Acc

XGDU LN

 1,924.67

 1,557.26

 365.52

Xetra Gold EUR – Acc

4GLD GY

 14,211.72

 881.16

 343.94

iShares Gold Trust

IAU US

 30,570.66

 (1,305.46)

 295.95

AMUNDI PHYSICAL GOLD ETC (C) – Acc

GOLD FP

 3,850.60

 541.05

 286.79

iShares Silver Trust

SLV US

 15,927.55

 671.52

 263.40

Xtrackers IE Physical Gold  ETC Securities – EUR Hdg Acc

XGDE GY

 776.16

 581.29

 223.15

Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund

DBC US

 2,484.20

 734.97

 164.59

Investors have tended to invest in Equity ETFs and ETPs during May.

Source: ETFWorld

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