08.31.2021

Global ETFs Reach Record $9.46 trillion

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reports assets in the Global ETFs industry reach a record 9.46 trillion US dollars at the end of July.

ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$80.45 billion during July, bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record US$739.54 billion which is higher than the US$373.01 billion gathered at this point last year.

Assets invested in the global ETFs/ETPs industry have increased by 1.2% from US$9.35 trillion at the end of June 2021, to US$9.46 trillion at the end of July, according to ETFGI’s July 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

  • Record $9.46 trillion invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally at the end of July 2021.
  • Record YTD 2021 net inflows of $739.54 Bn beating the prior record of $390.93 Bn gathered in YTD 2017.
  • $739.54 Bn YTD net inflows are just $22 Bn lower than the full year 2020 record net inflows $490.19 Bn.
  • $1.13 trillion in net inflows gathered in the past 12 months.
  • Assets have increased 18.4% YTD in 2021, going from $7.99 trillion at end of 2020, to $9.46 trillion.
  • 26th month of consecutive net inflows

“The S&P 500 gained 2.38% in July.  Developed markets ex-U.S. gained 0.40% in July. Luxembourg 8.41% and Finland 5.59% were the leaders of the month while Hong Kong suffer the biggest loss of 4.47%. Emerging markets were down  by 5.59% at the end of July.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

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

The Global ETFs and ETPs industry had 9,154 products, with 18,539 listings, assets of $9,464 trillion, from 563 providers listed on 78 exchanges in 62 countries at the end of July.

During July 2021, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $80.45 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $53.04 Bn during July, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $512.17 Bn, much greater than the $112.90 Bn in net inflows equity products attracted for the corresponding period in 2020.

Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of $21.68 Bn during July, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $133.34 Bn, lower than the $140.53 Bn in net inflows fixed income products had attracted YTD in 2020.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net outflows of $1.20 Bn, bringing net outflows for 2021 to $6.13 Bn, significantly lower than the $64.44 Bn in net inflows commodity products had attracted over the same period last year.

Active ETFs/ETPs reported $6.00 Bn in net inflows, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $88.23 Bn, higher than the $35.23 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 $43.59 Bn during July. Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV US) gathered $6.16 Bn the largest net inflow.

Source: ETFGI

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