02.14.2020

Assets In Global ETFs and ETPs Reach New Milestone

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$67.15 billion at the end of January 2020, which is significantly higher than the US$17.23 billion gathered at this point last year. Assets invested in the global ETFs/ETPs industry increased by 0.4%, from US$6.35 trillion at the end of December 2019, to US$6.37 trillion at the end of January, according to ETFGI’s January 2020 Global ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

  • Assets in Global ETFs and ETPs industry reached a new milestone of $6.37 trillion at the end of January.
  • The $67.15 Bn in net inflows gathered in January is the 8th highest monthly inflow on record and significantly larger than the $17.23 Bn gathered in January 2019.
  • Year-to-date net inflows of $67.15 Bn are the 2nd highest behind only January 2018 with $105.59 Bn.
  • Equity products have gathered more net inflows than fixed income products as of the end of January.

“During January the S&P 500 lost 0.04% as markets were affected by the Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak and offset any optimism on the trade talks with China. Global equities as measured by the S&P Global BMI were also down 1.33% and the S&P Emerging BMI declined 4.3% as well.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

The Global ETFs/ETPs industry had 7,961 ETFs/ETPs, with 15,944 listings from 440 providers on 70 exchanges in 58 countries at the end of January.

During January 2020, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $67.15 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $34.39 Bn during January, substantially greater than the $8.94 Bn in net outflows equity products attracted during January 2019.  Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed globally attracted net inflows of $21.13 Bn during January, slightly lower than the $23.67 Bn in net inflows fixed income products attracted during January 2019.  Commodity ETFs/ETPs reported $4.14 Bn in net inflows during January, which is greater than the $2.77 Bn in net inflows gathered through January 2019.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $32.85 Bn at the end of January, the iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA US) gathered $2.59 Bn alone.

Source: ETFGI

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