04.19.2022

ETF Q1 Net Inflows are Second Highest

04.19.2022

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs/ETPs ecosystem, reported Global ETFs industry gathered US$123.35 billion in net inflows in March bringing Q1 2022 net inflows to US$305.63 billion. At the end of the month, assets invested globally in the ETFs industry increased by 2.7%, from US$9.82 trillion at the end of February to US$10.08 trillion, according to ETFGI’s March 2022 global ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, the monthly report which is part of an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

  • Global ETFs industry gathered US$123.35 billion in net inflows in March.
  • $305.63 Bn in net inflows in Q1 which are the 2nd highest, after the Q1 2021 record of $361.14 Bn.
  • Assets of $10.08 Tn invested in Global ETFs industry at end of Q1 are the 2nd highest on record.
  • Assets decreased 1.8% in Q1 2022, going from $10.27 Tn at end of 2021 to $10.08 Tn.
  • $1.24 Tn in net inflows gathered in the past 12 months.
  • 34th month of consecutive net inflows.
  • Equity ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered $76.24 Bn net inflows in March 2022.

“The S&P 500 increased by 3.71% in March but is down 4.60% YTD.  Developed markets excluding the US, increased 1.10% in March but are down 5.57% YTD 2022. Australia (up 10.46%) and Portugal (up 6.50%) experienced the largest increases amongst the developed markets in March. Emerging markets decreased by 2.27% during March and are down 6.52% YTD in 2022. Egypt (down 14.31%) and China (down 8.34%) witnessed the largest declines among emerging markets in March, whilst Brazil (up 14.51%) and Colombia (up 11.98%) gained the most.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

The Global ETFs industry had 10,190 products, with 20,707 listings, assets of $10.08 Tn, from 628 providers listed on 79 exchanges in 62 countries at the end of Q1 2022.

During March, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $123.35 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $76.24 Bn during  March, bringing Q1 net inflows to $210.75 Bn, lower than the $267.52 Bn in net inflows equity products had attracted during Q1 2021.

Fixed income ETFs/ETPs had net inflows of $23.96 Bn during March, bringing Q1 net inflows to $29.79 Bn, lower than the $40.66 Bn in net inflows fixed income products had attracted at the end of Q1 2021.

Commodities ETFs/ETPs reported net inflows of $11.08 Bn during March, bringing Q1 net inflows to $19.59 Bn, higher than the 6.49 Bn in net outflows commodities products had reported in Q1 2021.

Active ETFs/ETPs attracted net inflows of $10.12 Bn during the month, gathering net inflows of $32.97 Bn in Q1 2022, lower than the $48.16 Bn in net inflows active products had reported in Q1 2021.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $58.78 Bn during March. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY US) gathered $9.50 Bn, the largest individual net inflow.

Source: ETFGI

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