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Global ETFs Hit $5 Trillion Milestone In January

ETFGI reports assets invested in global ETFs and ETPs industry rises back above 5 trillion US dollars in January 2019

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LONDON — February 14, 2019 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed Globally gathered net inflows of US$17.35 billion in January. Assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry finished the month up 7.13%, from US$4.82 trillion at the end of December, to US$5.16 trillion, according to ETFGI’s January 2019 Global ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

  • Assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry rise 7.13% in January.
  • During January 2019, ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted $17.35 Bn in net inflows.
  • 60 consecutive months of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally.
  • SPY US, arguably the most famous ETF listed, celebrated its 26th anniversary on 22nd Jan.

“In January, equity markets rebounded from Q4 when global equities suffered steep declines amid persistent worries over trade and economic growth. Fed chair Powell revised his stance on where he believes the neutral rate of interest lies, easing fears of a dramatic and painful tightening cycle. Energy’s decline during the Q4 rout subdued inflation in developed economies taking hiking pressure off central banks while provided stimulus to consumers and businesses, giving stronger core metrics. The S&P 500 finished January up 8.01%, the best January since 1987, while the S&P Topix 150 gained 7.26% and the S&P Europe 350 gained 6.23%. Emerging and Frontier markets were up 7.77% and 4.61% respectively, hampered by dollar strength.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and founder of ETFGI.

By the end of January 2019, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,680 ETFs/ETPs, from 408 providers listed on 71 exchanges in 57 countries. Following net inflows of US$17.35 Bn and market moves during the month, assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry increased by 7.13% from $4.82 Tn at the end of December, to $5.16 Tn.

Growth in Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of January 2019

Global ETFs And ETPs

Equity ETFs/ETPs listed Globally saw net outflows of $8.83 Bn in January 2019 while equity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $88.45 Bn in January 2018.   Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted net inflows of $23.66 Bn in January, which is considerably greater than the $11.07 Bn in net inflows fixed income products gathered in January 2018.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETF’s by net new assets, which collectively gathered $32.55 Bn in January, the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG US) gathered $4.24 Bn alone.

Top 20 ETFs by net new assets January 2019: Global

NameTickerAssets
(US$ Mn)
Jan-19
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD-19
NNA
(US$ Mn)
Jan-19
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETFSHY US57,7284,2364,236
Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETFSHV US23,5053,0323,032
Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETFAGG US21,3002,6472,647
TOPIX Exchange Traded FundIWD US77,4632,2112,211
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETFIVV US33,3481,8821,882
iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETFCPSEBE IN9,1391,7561,756
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETFBSV US16,5791,6991,699
Vanguard S&P 500 ETFIWB US99,4061,5991,599
iShares MBS ETF1306 JP13,9191,4971,497
SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETFVEA US8,5841,4851,485
iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETFVTI US11,6711,4331,433
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETFACWI US10,1301,2941,294
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETFBIL US102,7881,1031,103
iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETFUSMV US31,7311,0851,085
iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETFACWX US21,1721,0411,041
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETFEFA US42,269993993
iShares US Treasury Bond ETF1305 JP7,952991991
Communication Services Select Sector SPDR FundSDY US4,089983983
WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund1308 JP2,018842842
PIMCO US Dollar Short Maturity ETFMUB US3,153736736

The top 10 ETP’s by net new assets collectively gathered $4.01 Bn in January, the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD US) gathered $1.51 Bn.

Top 10 ETPs by net new assets January 2019: Global

Name      TickerAssets
(US$ Mn)
Jan-19
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2019
NNA
(US$ Mn)
Jan-19
SPDR Gold SharesGLD US34,0691,5141,514
iShares Gold TrustIAU US12,442511511
ETFS Physical GoldPHAU LN7,292406406
Xetra Gold EUR4GLD GY8,050337337
iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNVXXB US419280280
VelocityShares Daily 3x Long Natural Gas ETNUGAZ US493265265
ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term FuturesUVXY US322244244
Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen TrustFXY US417240240
VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETNTVIX US362109109
SPDR Gold MiniShares TrustGLDM US518106106

Investors have tended to invest in fixed income, and emerging market ETFs in January.

Article by ETFGI

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