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ETFs Gather $488 Billion At The End Of Q3

ETFGI reports year-to-date net inflows into ETFs and ETPs listed globally at the end of Q3 are at a record level of US$ 488.18

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LONDONOctober 12, 2020 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$59.74 billion during September, bringing year-to-date net inflows to record level of US$488.18 billion which is significantly higher than the US$349 billion gathered at this point last year. Assets invested in the global ETFs/ETPs industry decreased by 1.8%, from US$7.01 trillion at the end of August 2020, to US$6.89 trillion at the end of September, according to ETFGI’s September 2020 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.)
Highlights

  • ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $59.74 billion during September.
  • Year-to-date net inflows at the end of Q3 are at a record level of US$ 488.18 billion.
  • Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally attracted the highest inflows among the asset classes with
    $36.64 billion during September.
  • Commodities ETFs/ETPs gathered year-to-date net inflows of $70.25 billion, much higher than the $18.19 billion had attracted by this time last year.
  • Assets declined to $6.89 trillion invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally at the end of September the 2nd highest level on record.

“The S&P 500 declined 3.8% in September, with concerns over back-to-school (and resulting COVID cases), U.S. elections and stimulus talks. Strong prior month gains boosted the index higto close up 8.9% for Q3. Global equities declined 3.1% in September, as measured by the S&P Global BMI. Despite the monthly decline, the global benchmark managed to finish Q3 up 8.1% Q3 and up 0.7% YTD. Emerging markets, declined 2.2% in September but closed up 9.0% for Q3.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of September 2020

Global ETFss And ETPs

Global ETFss And ETPs

The Global ETF/ETP industry had 8,402 ETFs/ETPs, with 16,627 listings, assets of $6.89 Trillion, from 487 providers listed on 73 exchanges in 59 countries at the end of September 2020.

During September 2020, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $59.74 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $36.64 billion over September, bringing net inflows for 2020 to $174.44 billion, higher than the $132.69 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted during September 2019. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of $10.93 billion during September, bringing net inflows for 2020 to $171.56 billion, more than the $171.38 billion in net inflows fixed income products had attracted over September 2019. Active ETFs/ETPs reported $8.24 billion in net inflows bringing net inflows for 2020 to $51.48 billion, which is much greater than the $29.41 billion in net inflows reported through September 2019.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $36.22 billion during September, the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV US) gathered $3.89 billion alone.

Top 20 ETFs by net new inflows September 2020: Global

Name Ticker Assets
(US$ Mn)
Sep-20
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD-20
NNA
(US$ Mn)
Sep-20
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF IVV US 211,987.51 7,259.01 3,894.75
Invesco QQQ Trust QQQ US 135,714.21 18,431.77 3,769.45
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF VTI US 161,857.54 17,941.48 3,752.93
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund ETF VXUS US 26,218.79 8,458.48 2,291.43
Hwabao WP Cash Tianyi Listed Money Market Fund 511990 CH 18,193.60 2,272.86 2,272.86
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF BND US 62,278.25 11,223.25 1,962.22
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF AGG US 80,896.61 8,086.85 1,938.47
Guotai CES Semi-conductor Industry ETF – Acc 512760 CH 1,982.83 3,011.93 1,901.02
Vanguard Total International Bond ETF BNDX US 32,425.99 7,151.14 1,834.18
ProShares UltraPro QQQ TQQQ US 8,775.46 937.60 1,684.25
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF VOO US 16,0023.80 17,934.37 1,610.89
KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF KWEB US 2,832.83 2,195.00 1,167.10
NEXT FUNDS TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund 1306 JP 12,0864.29 20,399.99 1,135.70
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY US 29,3891.30 (29,615.04) 1,118.81
Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF VCSH US 32,706.31 6,207.37 1,053.62
Vanguard Value ETF VTV US 51,050.59 2,411.52 1,022.27
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF TLT US 19,094.45 (1,633.48) 1,018.97
iShares China CNY Bond UCITS ETF CNYB NA 2,246.21 2,082.79 975.87
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF IEFA US 71,276.18 3,426.50 942.31
E FundSI Artificial Intelligence ETF 159819 CH 852.20 872.36 872.36

The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $4.90 billion over September. The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD US) gathered $1.12 billion alone.

Top 10 ETPs by net new inflows September 2020: Global

Name Ticker Assets
(US$ Mn)
Sep-20
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD-20
NNA
(US$ Mn)
Sep-20
SPDR Gold Shares GLD US 75,827.44 21,165.19 1,117.39
iShares Physical Gold ETC – Acc SGLN LN 15,283.65 5,903.86 983.69
iShares Gold Trust IAU US 31,430.00 9,073.29 809.41
Invesco Physical Gold ETC – Acc SGLD LN 13,981.77 4,735.13 767.63
Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund UUP US 740.61 551.85 335.96
MicroSectors FANG+ Index 3X Leveraged ETNs due January 8, 2038 FNGU US 862.55 236.21 236.21
Invesco Physical Gold ETC – EUR Hdg Acc SGLE IM 185.91 178.13 176.60
SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust GLDM US 3,561.27 2,010.65 169.39
Xtrackers IE Physical Gold ETC Securities – Acc XGDU LN 182.09 180.34 153.69
AMUNDI PHYSICAL GOLD ETC (C) – Acc GOLD FP 3,872.09 2,269.88 149.95

Investors have tended to invest in Equity and Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs during September.

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