ETFs Hit Record $8.3 Trillion In AUMGuest Post
ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed around the world reach a new record of US$8.30 trillion at the end of February 2021
LONDON —March 16, 2021 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reported today that reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed around the world reach a new record of US$8.30 trillion at the end of February. ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered the highest ever monthly net inflows of US$139.46 billion during February, bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record level of US$222.54 billion. Assets invested in the global ETFs/ETPs industry have increased by 3.0% from US$8.06 trillion at the end of January 2021, to US$8.30 trillion at the end of February, according to ETFGI’s February 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.)
- Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reach a new record of $8.30 trillion at the end of February.
- Net inflows of $139.46 Bn in February are the highest ever beating the prior record of $131.99 Bn set in Nov 2020
- YTD net inflows are a record $222.54 Bn ahead of the $98.31 Bn in 2020 and beating the prior record of $130.95 set in February 2017
- $110.80 Bn of net inflows went into Equity products during February.
“Despite a sell-off in the last week of the month, the S&P 500 gained of 2.76% in February, driven by optimism on COVID-19 vaccines, as well as continued monetary and fiscal stimulus. Developed markets ex- the U.S. ended the month up 2.50% while Emerging markets were up by 1.50% for the month. The leaders of the developed market in February were Hong Kong (6.03%), Canada (5.66%) and Spain (5.32%) .“ according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder, and owner of ETFGI.
Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of February 2021
The Global ETF/ETP industry had had 8,749 ETFs/ETPs, with 17,421 listings, assets of $8.30 trillion, from 528 providers listed on 77 exchanges in 62 countries at the end of February.
During February 2021, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $139.46 Bn Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $110.80 Bn over February, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $159.89 Bn, greater than the $37.87 Bn in net inflows equity products had attracted YTD in 2020. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs reported $9.08 Bn in net inflows bringing net inflows for 2021 to $22.33 Bn, which is lower than the $35.74 Bn in net inflows fixed income products had attracted YTD in 2020. Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of $2.04 Bn in February, bringing YTD net inflows to $791 Mn, which is much less than the net inflows of $9.29 Bn over the same period last year. Active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of $16.90 Bn during February, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $33.80 Bn, much higher than the $12.47 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 $60.61 Bn during February, Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO US) gathered $11.53 billion.
Top 20 ETFs by net new inflows February 2021: Global
|Vanguard S&P 500 ETF||VOO US||194,031.31||13,082.72||11,524.52|
|iShares Core S&P 500 ETF||IVV US||245,880.07||6,028.46||8,355.95|
|SPDR Bloomberg SASB U.S. Corporate ESG UCITS ETF – Acc||SPPU GY||5,521.04||5,537.99||5,537.99|
|Invesco QQQ Trust||QQQ US||151,588.73||(577.59)||3,540.81|
|iShares Russell 2000 ETF||IWM US||67,492.50||2,465.24||3,445.80|
|Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund||XLF US||34,403.86||7,028.51||2,878.93|
|SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust||SPY US||328,759.50||(8,975.27)||2,837.82|
|Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF||VTI US||211,342.93||5,455.24||2,631.08|
|ARK Innovation ETF||ARKK US||23,431.99||5,465.72||2,368.57|
|Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF||BND US||70,895.92||4,755.35||2,009.48|
|iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF||IEMG US||76,321.74||4,921.28||1,765.28|
|iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF||IYR US||5,606.59||154.27||1,742.63|
|Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF||VWO US||76,615.84||2,279.19||1,699.56|
|ARK Fintech Innovation ETF||ARKF US||4,412.96||2,355.98||1,689.80|
|ARK Web x.O ETF||ARKW US||8,075.87||2,412.75||1,583.86|
|Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund||XLE US||20,457.34||2,697.95||1,468.92|
|Schwab US TIPS ETF||SCHP US||15,821.60||1,930.38||1,397.79|
|Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund ETF||VXUS US||41,479.37||2,356.12||1,391.57|
|Vanguard Value ETF||VTV US||66,511.18||2,550.61||1,379.20|
|Hwabao WP Cash Tianyi Listed Money Market Fund||511990 CH||23,331.65||2,447.18||1,362.84|
The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $3.37 Bn over February. ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures (UVXY US) gathered $1.10 Bn.
Top 10 ETPs by net new inflows February 2021: Global
|ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures||UVXY US||2,525.89||1,375.77||1,102.02|
|iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN||VXX US||1,577.04||658.86||486.03|
|iShares Silver Trust||SLV US||16,429.09||1,638.19||456.43|
|Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund||DBC US||1,891.86||352.56||355.66|
|BTCetc – Bitcoin ETP – Acc||BTCE GY||846.45||310.13||290.57|
|Xetra Gold EUR – Acc||4GLD GY||12,213.12||229.34||160.45|
|Invesco DB Agriculture Fund||DBA US||895.49||196.34||154.09|
|SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust||GLDM US||4,006.79||324.06||137.62|
|MicroSectors FANG+ Index 3X Leveraged ETNs due January 8, 2038||FNGU US||1,526.00||134.33||134.33|
|ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF||VIXY US||469.68||179.50||97.52|
Investors have tended to invest in Equity ETFs/ETPs during February.
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