ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally broke through the US$8 trillion milestone at the end of January 2021
By Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI
ETFGI reported assets invested in the global ETFs and ETPs industry broke through the US$8 trillion milestone at the end of January.
A record US$83.08 billion in net inflows was gathered during January, which is higher than the US$68.13 billion gathered in January 2020 but lower than the record $98.05 billion gathered in January 2018. Assets under management increased by 0.9% from US$7.99 trillion at the end of December 2020, to US$8.06 trillion at the end of January, according to ETFGI’s January 2021 Global ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)
Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally broke through the $8 trillion milestone at the end of January.
Assets invested globally reached a new record of $8.06 trillion at the end of January.
Net inflows of $83.08 Bn during the month are the second highest on record.
$49.08 Bn of net inflows went into ETFs and ETPs providing exposure to equities.
“The S&P 500 posted a loss of 1% for January due to the sell-off during the last week of the month. Small and mid-cap stocks outperformed in January, with the S&P Mid-Cap 400® and the S&P SmallCap 600® up 2% and 6%, respectively. Slower-than-expected COVID-19 vaccine distribution affected global impacted equities globally. The Developed markets ex- the U.S. ended the month down 1% while Emerging markets were up 3% for the month. “According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.
Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of January 2021
The global the ETFs and ETPs industry had 8,675 products, with 17,344 listings, assets of $8.06 trillion, from 523 providers listed on 76 exchanges in 61 countries at the end of January.
During January 2021, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $83.08 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $49.08 Bn, which is greater than the $34.35 Bn in net inflows equity products attracted in January 2020. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs reported $13.25 Bn in net inflows, which is lower than the $21.61 Bn in net inflows in January 2020. Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of $2.83 Bn which is less than the $4.11 Bn in January 2020.
Active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of $16.90 Bn during January, which is significantly higher than the $6.47 Bn in net inflows active products had attracted in January 2020.
Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $41.96 Bn during January, Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF US) gathered $4.15 Bn alone.
Top 20 ETFs by net new inflows January 2021: Global
Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund
iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF
iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
ARK Innovation ETF
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF
ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF
iShares Global Clean Energy ETF
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF
Vanguard Total International Bond ETF
JPMorgan BetaBuilders Developed Asia EX-Japan ETF
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF
Vanguard Small-Cap ETF
JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF
Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF
Vanguard Value ETF
The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $3.26 Bn over January. The iShares Silver Trust (SLV US) gathered $1.81 Bn.
Top 10 ETPs by net new inflows January 2021: Global
iShares Silver Trust
Invesco Physical Gold ETC – Acc
AMUNDI PHYSICAL GOLD ETC (C) – Acc
ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures
CoinShares Physical Bitcoin – Acc
iShares Physical Gold ETC – Acc
SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust
iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN
Invesco Physical Gold ETC – EUR Hdg Acc
Xtrackers Physical Gold Euro Hedged ETC – Acc
Investors have tended to invest in Equity ETFs/ETPs during January.