11.11.2021

ETFs Gathered Over $1tr in Net Inflows

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reported that ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$116.21 billion during October, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$1.04 trillion which is higher than the US$538.26 billion gathered at this point last year and significantly higher then the record US$762.77 billion gathered in all of 2020. Assets invested in the global ETFs/ETPs industry have increased by 5% from US$9.50 trillion at the end of September 2021, to US$9.98 trillion at the end of October, according preliminary data collected by ETFGI’s October 2021 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 of $9.98 trillion invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally at the end of October 2021 are the highest on record.
  • Strong net inflows of $116.21 Bn gathered in October.
  • Record YTD 2021 net inflows of $1.04 Tn beating the prior record of $538.26 Bn gathered in YTD 2020.
  • $1.04 Tn YTD net inflows are $277.4 Bn higher than the full year 2020 record net inflows $762.77 Bn.
  • $1.26 trillion in net inflows gathered in the past 12 months.
  • Assets increased 24.8% YTD in 2021, going from US$7.99 trillion at end of 2020, to US$9.98 trillion.
  • 29th month of consecutive net inflows.
  • Equity ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered a record $716.48 Bn in YTD net inflows 2021.

“Due to strong corporate earnings the S&P 500 gained 7.01% in October and is up 24.04% year to date. Developed markets ex-U.S. experienced gains of 2.50% in October. Canada 7.46% and Sweden 7.21% were the leaders of the month while Japan suffer the biggest loss of 3.43%. Emerging markets were up by 1.00% during October. Peru (up 14.45%) and Egypt (up 10.76%) were the leaders, whilst Brazil (down 10.72%) and Chile (down 5.66%) 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 October 2021

The Global ETF/ETP industry had 9,541 products, with 19,201 listings, assets of $9.976 trillion, from 583 providers listed on 79 exchanges in 62 countries at the end of October 2021.

During October 2021, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $ 116.21 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $83.67 Bn during October, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $716.48 Bn, much greater than the $193.79 Bn in net inflows equity products had attracted YTD in 2020.

Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $20.61 Bn during October, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $195.07 Bn, higher than the $194.01 Bn in net inflows YTD in 2020.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs listed globally suffered net outflows of $1.31 Bn, bringing net outflows for 2021 to $10.86 Bn, significantly lower than the $71.48 Bn in net inflows commodity products had attracted YTD in 2020.

Active ETFs/ETPs reported $10.36 Bn in net inflows, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $120.28 Bn, significantly higher than the $58.56 Bn in net inflows active products had attracted YTD in 2020.

Source: EFTGI

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