ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a new high of $5.12 trillion at the end of July 2018

LONDON — August 10, 2018 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a new high of US$5.12 trillion, following net inflows of US$41.13 billion in July. This marks the largest monthly net inflows since January, when the global ETF/ETP industry experienced net inflows of US$105.73 Bn, according to ETFGI’s July 2018 Global ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service.  (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.) 

Highlights

  • Total Assets in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record $5.12 Tn at the end of July
  • Net new assets gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally were $41.1 Bn in July
  • 4 ½ years or 54 consecutive months of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally  

“Investors favoured equities over fixed income and commodities as equity markets have performed positively in July. The S&P 500 gained 3.72%, international markets ex US were up 1.93% and emerging markets up 2.81%.  Investors are still concerned about the impact of trade wars and Brexit,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI.

At the end of July 2018, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,487 ETFs/ETPs, with 14,427 listings, assets of $5.12 Tn, from 375 providers listed on 70 exchanges in 57 countries. Due to net inflows and market moves the assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased by 2.69%, from $4.99 Tn in June 2018 to $5.12 Tn.

Growth in Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of July 2018
 


Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $27.37 Bn in July, bringing net inflows for 2018 to $177.31 Bn, less than the $272.21 Bn in net inflows at this point last year. Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $12.98 Bn in July, growing net inflows for 2018 to $59.40 Bn which is less than the $96.15 Bn in net inflows at this point last year.  

July marked the 54th consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally, Year-to-date in 2018 there have been net inflows of $264 Bn, which are less than the $391.23 Bn in net inflows at this point last year.

The majority of net inflows in July can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $25.86 Bn during 2018.  The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY US) gathered $6.54Bn the largest net inflows in July. 

Top 20 ETFs by net new assets July 2018: Global

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Jul-18

ADV
(US$ Mn)
Jul-18

NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018

NNA
(US$ Mn)
Jul-18

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

SPY US

273,611

17,676

(9,906)

6,540

JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF

BBJP US

1,746

85

1,726

1,716

TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund

1306 JP

71,947

41

13,624

1,607

Vanguard Value ETF

VTV US

42,083

209

4,618

1,540

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF

HYG US

15,706

970

(1,764)

1,513

iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

IEMG US

49,112

721

9,383

1,411

Schwab US Large-Cap ETF

SCHX US

14,216

106

2,080

1,075

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

VTI US

100,785

316

4,401

1,057

Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund

XLV US

17,015

577

(716)

942

iShares J.P. Morgan USD EM Bond ETF 

EMB US

13,662

302

2,158

933

Daiwa ETF TOPIX

1305 JP

34,763

4

7,297

904

iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corp Bond ETF

LQD US

34,347

583

(2,983)

873

Vanguard Real Estate ETF

VNQ US

32,204

440

(1,903)

813

CCB Cash TianYi Traded Money Market Fund

511660 CH

3,446

164

1,107

802

Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund

XLI US

13,400

929

781

769

iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF

IJH US

48,297

246

2,154

727

iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF

AGG US

55,904

352

4,499

700

Listed Index Fund TOPIX

1308 JP

31,819

5

5,071

648

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF

IJR US

44,869

341

4,275

648

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

VOO US

94,799

585

5,973

644

 

Similarly, the top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $1.86 Bn by the end of July 2018. 


Top 10 ETPs by net new assets July 2018: Global

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Jul-18

ADV
(US$ Mn)
Jul-18

NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018

NNA
(US$ Mn)
Jul-18

iShares Physical Gold ETC

SGLN LN

3,676.93

4.06

674.29

725.56

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures

UVXY US

632.34

275.53

119.65

398.86

VelocityShares Daily 3x Long Natural Gas ETN

UGAZ US

456.31

123.39

-576.55

179.47

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN

VXX US

811.60

1,026.15

-581.80

121.89

iShares Silver Trust

SLV US

5,080.97

122.51

139.40

111.83

Invesco DB Oil Fund

DBO US

459.27

13.14

44.66

80.66

United States Natural Gas Fund LP

UNG US

394.53

42.91

-299.61

70.21

SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust

GLDM US

87.89

4.55

64.68

62.18

VelocityShares 3x Silver ETN

USLV US

361.72

32.94

144.63

58.36

ETFS Physical Platinum Shares

PPLT US

477.51

10.26

-38.92

51.70



 
Investors have tended to invest in core, market cap and lower cost ETFs in July.
 
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