36th consecutive month of net inflows into Smart Beta ETFsGuest Post
ETFGI reports Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed globally gather net inflows of US$7.38 billion during January 2019
LONDON — February 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
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
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