Global Thematic ETFs Gathered $17.67B During February – ValueWalk Premium
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Global Thematic ETFs Gathered $17.67B During February

LONDONMarch 23, 2021 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in Thematic ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record US$394 billion at the end of February 2021. These products gathered net inflows of US$17.67 billion during February, bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record US$42.63 billion which is much higher than the US$13.33 billion gathered at this point last year, according to ETFGI’s February 2021 ETF and ETP Thematic 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.)

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Highlights

  • Assets invested in Thematic ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record $393.67 Bn at the end of February
  • During February Thematic ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of $17.67 Bn the second highest monthly net inflows on record, the record was $24.96 Bn gathered in January 2021.
    YTD net inflows of $42.63 Bn are a record, surpassing the prior record of $13.33 Bn gathered at this point last year.

“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 Thematic ETF and ETP asset growth as at end of February 2021

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There were 662 thematic ETFs and ETPs listed globally, with 1,258 listings, assets of US$394 Bn, from 183 providers on listed on 48 exchanges in 40 countries at the end of February 2021. During February, 53 new Thematic ETFs/ETPs were launched.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $13.15 Bn at the end of February. ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK US) gathered $2.37 Bn.

Top 20 Thematic ETFs/ETPs by net new assets February 2021

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Article by ETFGI


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