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Global ETFs ETPs May 2018

ETPs Hit $5 Trillion Milestone

ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally are again above the US$5 trillion milestone at the end of May 2018

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LONDON — June 12, 2018 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally broke through the US$5.000 Tn milestone at the end of May 2018 to reach $5.004 Tn (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights 

  • Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally broke through the $5.000 Tn milestone at the end of May 2018
  • Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased by 0.71%, or $35.15 bn, during May, to reach $5.004 Tn
  • In May 2018, ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $50.00 Bn, the highest since January 2018, which saw $105.75 Bn net inflows
  • 52nd month of consecutive net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally

According to ETFGI’s May 2018 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service, assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally grew by $30.15 Bn in May. The increase of 0.71%, from $4.969 Tn in April 2018, also represents the greatest monthly growth in assets since April 2018, which saw a monthly increase of $49.49 Bn.

Growth in Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of May 2018  www.etfgi.com

Global ETFs ETPs May 2018

At the end of May 2018, the Global ETF industry had 5,585 ETFs, with 11,624 listings, assets of $4.859 Tn, from 339 providers on 68 exchanges in 56 countries. At the end of May 2018, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,430 ETFs/ETPs, with 14,140 listings, assets of $5.004 Tn, from 375 providers on 70 exchanges in 57 countries.

May 2018 marked the 52nd consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally, with $40.99 Bn gathered during the month; 15.4% less than net inflows at this point last year.

The majority of these flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $989.51 Bn in May 2018. The iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA US) on its own accounted for net inflows of $17.1 Bn.

Top 20 ETFs by net new assets: Global

Name Ticker Assets
(US$ Mn)
May-18
ADV
(US$ Mn)
May-18
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF IEFA US 58,374 370.0 17,137
TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund 1306 JP 71,362 40.0 10,203
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV US 149,515 833.3 8,100
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF IEMG US 49,240 633.3 7,971
iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF SHV US 14,196 161.9 6,165
Daiwa ETF TOPIX 1305 JP 34,484 4.7 5,631
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF VOO US 90,345 519.1 5,247
Nikkei 225 Exchange Traded Fund 1321 JP 53,395 42.0 4,652
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF VEA US 71,760 330.0 4,535
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF AGG US 55,512 314.3 3,798
PowerShares QQQ QQQ US 66,189 5,476.2 3,195
iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF MTUM US 8,999 115.5 3,168
Listed Index Fund TOPIX 1308 JP 31,203 4.2 3,167
iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF FLOT US 9,718 110.5 3,100
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF VTI US 95,797 237.6 2,937
iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF SHY US 13,941 188.6 2,661
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF IJR US 41,265 251.0 2,324
Schwab International Equity ETF SCHF US 15,497 68.1 2,244
Vanguard Total International Bond ETF BNDX US 11,583 90.0 2,213
iShares Russell 2000 ETF IWM US 46,980 2,976.2 2,018

Source: ETFGI data sourced from ETF/ETP sponsors, exchanges, regulatory filings, Thomson Reuters/Lipper, Bloomberg, publicly available sources and data generated in-house.Note: This report is based on the most recent data available at the time of publication. Asset and flow data may change slightly as additional data becomes available.

Similarly, the top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $9.18 Bn year-to-date during 2018.

Top 10 ETPs by net new assets: Global

Name Ticker Assets
(US$ Mn)
May-18
ADV
(US$ Mn)
May-18
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018
iShares Gold Trust IAU US 12,003 178.1 1,845
Xtrackers Physical Gold ETC (EUR) XAD5 GY 2,288 8.1 1,599
Barclays ETN+ FI Enhanced Global HY Series B FIYY US 1,489 1.3 1,308
ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures SVXY US 582 122.4 1,238
PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund DBC US 3,285 45.0 801
VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN XIV US 654
Invesco Physical Gold ETC SGLD LN 5,210 9.5 494
Barclays ETN+ FI Enhanced Europe 50 Series C FFEU US 470 2.1 479
SPDR Gold Shares GLD US 34,507 804.8 456
Credit Suisse FI Enhanced Europe 50 ETNs FEUL US 287 (27.5) 310

Source: ETFGI data sourced from ETF/ETP sponsors, exchanges, regulatory filings, Thomson Reuters/Lipper, Bloomberg, publicly available sources and data generated in-house.Note: This report is based on the most recent data available at the time of publication. Asset and flow data may change slightly as additional data becomes available

Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $30.92 Bn in May bringing net inflows for 2018 to $148.12 Bn, which is less than the $199.53 Bn in net inflows at this point last year.
Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $5.41 Bn in May, growing net inflows for 2018 to $38.85 Bn which is less than the $65.84 Bn in net inflows at this point last year.

Investors have tended to invest in core, market cap and lower cost ETFs in May 2018 with the iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA US) and TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund (1306 JP) capturing most of the flows.

Please contact deborah.fuhr@etfgi.com if you would like to discuss the cost to subscribe to any of ETFGI’s research or consulting services. 

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