06.17.2021

ETP and ETF Assets Reach $9 Trillion

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reported that assets invested in the global ETFs and ETPs industry broke through the US$ 9 trillion milestone at the end of May 2021.

ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$97.08 billion during May, bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record US$559.48 billion which is higher than the prior record of US$229.34 billion gathered at this point last year.

Assets invested in the global ETFs and ETPs industry increased by 2.8% from US$8.96 trillion at the end of April 2021, to a record US$9.21 trillion at the end of May, according to ETFGI’s May 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

  • Assets invested in the global ETFs and ETPs industry break through the $9 trillion milestone.
  • Record $9.21 trillion invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally at the end of May.
  • Record YTD net inflows of $559.48 Bn beating the prior record of $229.34 Bn gathered YTD in 2020.
  • 24 consecutive months of net inflows into global ETFs and ETPs
  • Equity ETFs and ETPs attracted the majority of net inflows in May and YTD.

“The S&P 500 gained 0.7% in May and 12.62% YTD, with positive figures for four consecutive months. Developed markets ex-U.S. gained 3.11% in May. Austria 8.29% and Luxembourg 8.12% were the leaders for the month while New Zealand lost the most at 3.92%. Emerging markets were up 2.58% at the end of May. Hungary (up 15.54%)  and Poland (up 13.98%) were the leaders, whilst Egypt (down 3.86%), Chile (down 3.64%), and Malaysia (down 2.79%) 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 May 2021

The Global ETFs and ETPs industry had 8,821 products with 17,920 listings, assets of $9.210 trillion, from 550 providers listed on 78 exchanges in 63 countries at the end of May.

During May, ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of $97.08 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $63.06 Bn in May, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $396.94 Bn, which is much greater than the $72.91 Bn in net inflows equity products attracted YTD in 2020. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of $20.66 Bn during May, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $85.69 Bn, higher than the $65.86 Bn in net inflows fixed income products attracted YTD in 2020. Commodity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $3.83 Bn, bringing net outflows for 2021 to $3.59 Bn, significantly lower than the $48.93 Bn in net inflows commodity products had attracted over the same period in 2020. Active ETFs/ETPs reported $12.08 Bn in net inflows, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $74.03 Bn, significantly higher than the $19.47 Bn in net inflows active products attracted YTD in 2020.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $35.37 Bn during May. Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO US) gathered $3.58 Bn the largest indviual net inflow.

Source: ETFGI

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