12.10.2021

ETFs Gathered Record Net Inflows

12.10.2021
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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 have gathered a record US$1.14 trilion in net inflows in the first 11 months of 2021.

During November the global ETFs and ETPs industry gathered US$97.44 billion, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$1.14 trillion which is higher than the US$670.16 billion gathered at this point last year.

Assets increased 24.2% YTD in 2021, going from US$7.99 trillion at end of 2020, to US$9.92 trillion at the end of November. Assets decreased by 0.6% from US$9.98 trillion at the end of October 2021, to US$9.92 trillion at the end of November, according to ETFGI’s preliminary November 2021 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

  • $9.92 trillion invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally at the end of November declined slightly from the record $9.98 trillion reached at the end of October 2021.
  • Record YTD 2021 net inflows of $1.14 Tn beating the prior record of $670.16 Bn gathered YTD 2020.
  • $1.14 Tn YTD net inflows are $377.23 Bn higher than the record $762.77 Bn gathered in all of 2020.  
  • $1.23 trillion in net inflows gathered in the past 12 months.
  • Assets increased 24.2% YTD in 2021, going from US$7.99 trillion at end of 2020, to US$9.92 trillion.
  • 30th month of consecutive net inflows
  • Equity ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered a record $788.95 Bn in YTD net inflows 2021.

“Due to the growing threat of a new COVID variant Omicron, the S&P 500 declined 0.69% in November, however, the index is up 23.18% year to date. Developed markets, excluding the US, experienced a fall of 4.94% in November. Israel (down 1.03%) and the US (down 1.47%) experienced the smallest losses among the developed markets in November, while Luxembourg suffered the biggest loss of 16.90%. Emerging markets declined 3.53% during November. United Arab Emirates (up 8.15%) and Chile (up 5.51%) gained the most, whilst Turkey (down 13.72%) and Poland (down 11.95%) witnessed the largest declines.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of November 2021

The Global ETF/ETP industry had 9,700 products, with 19,606 listings, assets of $9.92 trillion, from 596 providers listed on 79 exchanges in 62 countries at the end of November.

During November, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $ 97.44 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $72.28 Bn duirng November, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $788.95 Bn, much greater than the $302.50 Bn in net inflows equity products had attracted for the corresponding period in 2020. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of $16.04 Bn during November, bringing YTD net inflows for 2021 to $211.13 Bn, higher than the $210.51 Bn in net inflows fixed income products had attracted YTD in 2020. Commodity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $948 Mn, bringing net outflows for 2021 to $9.91 Bn, significantly lower than the $63.34 Bn in net inflows commodity products had attracted over the same period last year. Active ETFs/ETPs reported $5.74 Bn in net inflows, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $126.04 Bn, higher than the $77.12 Bn in net inflows active products had attracted YTD in 2020.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $40.09 Bn during November. Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI US) gathered $5.74 Bn the largest individual net inflow.

Source: ETFGI

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