09.10.2020

ETFs And ETPs Listed Globally Broke Through $7 Trillion

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reports today that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally broke through the $7 trillion milestone at the end of August. During the month ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$55.18 billion, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$428.25 billion which is significantly higher than the US$272.62 billion gathered at this point last year.

Assets invested in the global ETFs/ETPs industry have increased by 5.1%, from US$6.66 trillion at the end of July 2020, to US$7 trillion at the end of August, according to ETFGI’s August 2020 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

  • Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally broke through the $7 trillion milestone at the end of August
  • August marks the 15th month of net inflows
  • During August ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $55.18 billion
  • year-to-date net inflows are $428.25 million which is significantly higher than the US$272.62
  • Equity products attracted $24.82 billion the majority net inflows during August.

“The S&P 500 enjoyed its best August since 1986, gaining 7.2% in the month and up 9.7% year to date.   The 24 developed ex-U.S. markets were all up for the month with the  index up 5.5% –  Norway (up 8.9%) and Japan (up 7.9%) gained most, while Iberian countries Spain (up 1.9%) and Portugal (up 0.2%) gained least. Emerging markets gained 2.7% in August, with the U.S. dollar weakness and virus responses impacting performance.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

At the end of August 2020, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 8,287 ETFs/ETPs, with 16,495 listings, assets of $7 trillion, from 474 providers listed on 73 exchanges in 59 countries.

During August 2020, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $55.19 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of $24.82 billion during August, bringing net inflows for 2020 to $137.74 billion, significantly more than the $87.63 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted YTD in 2019.

Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $19.99 billion at the end of month, bringing net inflows for 2020 to $160.61 billion, higher than the $147.99 billion in net inflows fixed income products had attracted YTD in 2019. Active ETFs/ETPs reported $7.82 billion in net inflows bringing net inflows for 2020 to $43.24 billion, which is much greater than the $24.62 billion in net inflows reported through August 2019.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $25.56 billion at the end of August, the iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA US) gathered $2.18 billion alone.

Source: ETFGI

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