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36th consecutive month of net inflows into Smart Beta ETFs

ETFGI reports Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed globally gather net inflows of US$7.38 billion during January 2019

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Global Smart Beta ETFs And ETPs

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LONDONFebruary 28, 2019 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that equity-based Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$7.38 billion during January. Total assets invested in the global Smart Beta ETF and ETP industry increased 10.1%, from US$618 billion at the end of December, to US$680 billion, according to ETFGI’s January 2019 ETF and ETP Smart Beta industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service.  (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)


  • In January 2019, Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs attracted $7.38 Bn in net new assets.
  • During the month, 23 Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs were launched by 19 providers.
  • 36th consecutive month of net inflows into Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs.

At the end of January 2019, there were 1,322 Smart Beta classified ETFs/ETPs, with 2,404 listings, assets of $680 Bn, from 164 providers listed on 40 exchanges in 32 countries. Following net inflows of $7.38 Bn and market moves during the month, assets invested in Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased by 10.1%, from $618 Bn at the end of December 2018, to $680 Bn.

Comparison of assets in market cap, smart beta, other and active equity products

Global Smart Beta ETFs And ETPs

Global Smart Beta ETFs And ETPs

Multi factor ETFs and ETPs continued to attract the greatest monthly net inflows, seeing $2.36 Bn in January. Dividend-Factor ETFs and ETPs saw the greatest outflows during the month, amounting to $657 Mn.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs’s by net new assets, which collectively gathered $8.73 Bn in January, the iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL US) gathered $1.76 Bn alone.

Top 20 Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs by net new assets January 2019

Global Smart Beta ETFs And ETPs

Global Smart Beta ETFs And ETPs

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Article by ETFGI

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