ETFGI reports assets invested in global ETFs and ETPs industry rises back above 5 trillion US dollars in January 2019

Press Release

LONDON — February 14, 2019 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed Globally gathered net inflows of US$17.35 billion in January. Assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry finished the month up 7.13%, from US$4.82 trillion at the end of December, to US$5.16 trillion, according to ETFGI's January 2019 Global ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

  • Assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry rise 7.13% in January.
  • During January 2019, ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted $17.35 Bn in net inflows.
  • 60 consecutive months of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally. 
  • SPY US, arguably the most famous ETF listed, celebrated its 26th anniversary on 22nd Jan.

“In January, equity markets rebounded from the Q4 ’18 downward spiral that few managed to avoid unscathed. Fed chair Powell revised his stance on where he believes the neutral rate of interest lies, easing fears of a dramatic and painful tightening cycle. Energy’s decline during the Q4 rout subdued inflation in developed economies taking hiking pressure off central banks while provided stimulus to consumers and businesses, giving stronger core metrics. The S&P 500 finished January up 8.01%, the best January since 1987, while the S&P Topix 150 gained 7.26% and the S&P Europe 350 gained 6.23%. Emerging and Frontier markets were up 7.77% and 4.61% respectively, hampered by dollar strength.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and founder of ETFGI.

At the end of January 2019, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,680 ETFs/ETPs, from 408 providers listed on 71 exchanges in 57 countries. Following net inflows of US$17.35 Bn and market moves during the month, assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry increased by 7.13% from $4.82 Tn at the end of December, to $5.16 Tn.

 

 

Growth in Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of January 2019

 

Equity ETFs/ETPs listed Globally saw net outflows of $8,826 Bn in January, bringing net outflows for 2019 to $8,826 Bn, less than the $88,449 Bn in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of January 2018. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted net inflows of $23,664 Bn in January, bringing net inflows for 2019 to $23,664 Bn, considerably greater than the $11,069 Bn in net inflows fixed income products had attracted by the end of January 2018.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETF's by net new assets, which collectively gathered $32,548 Bn in January, the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG US) gathered $4,236 Bn alone.

Top 20 ETFs by net new assets January 2019: Global

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Jan-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 Jan-19

iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

SHY US

57,728

4,236

4,236

Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF

SHV US

23,505

3,032

3,032

Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF

AGG US

21,300

2,647

2,647

TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund

IWD US

77,463

2,211

2,211

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

IVV US

33,348

1,882

1,882

iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF

CPSEBE IN

9,139

1,756

1,756

iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF

BSV US

16,579

1,699

1,699

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

IWB US

99,406

1,599

1,599

iShares MBS ETF

1306 JP

13,919

1,497

1,497

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF

VEA US

8,584

1,485

1,485

iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF

VTI US

11,671

1,433

1,433

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF

ACWI US

10,130

1,294

1,294

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

BIL US

102,788

1,103

1,103

iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF

USMV US

31,731

1,085

1,085

iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF

ACWX US

21,172

1,041

1,041

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF

EFA US

42,269

993

993

iShares US Treasury Bond ETF

1305 JP

7,952

991

991

Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund

SDY US

4,089

983

983

WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund

1308 JP

2,018

842

842

PIMCO US Dollar Short Maturity ETF

MUB US

3,153

736

736

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The top 10 ETP's by net new assets collectively gathered $4,011 Mn in January, the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD US) gathered $1,514 Mn.


Top 10 ETPs by net new assets January 2019: Global

Name

      Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Jan-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2019

NNA
(US$ Mn)
Jan-19

SPDR Gold Shares

GLD US

34,069

1,514

1,514

iShares Gold Trust

IAU US

12,442

511

511

ETFS Physical Gold

PHAU LN

7,292

406

406

Xetra Gold EUR

4GLD GY

8,050

337

337

iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN

VXXB US

419

280

280

VelocityShares Daily 3x Long Natural Gas ETN

UGAZ US

493

265

265

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures

UVXY US

322

244

244

Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust

FXY US

417

240

240

VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN

TVIX US

362

109

109

SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust

GLDM US

518

106

106

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Investors have tended to invest in fixed income, and emerging market ETFs in January.


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About Deborah Fuhr 

Previously Deborah Fuhr served as global head of ETF research and implementation strategy and as a managing director at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors from 2008 – 2011. She also worked as a managing director and head of the investment strategy team at Morgan Stanley in London from 1997 – 2008, and as an associate at Greenwich Associates. 
 
She has been working with investors, ETF, ETP providers, index providers, exchanges, MMs and APs, regulators, trade associations, custodians, law firms, accounting firms around the world since 1997. 

ETFGI is honored to count as our research and consulting clients some of the leading firms in the ETF Ecosystem around the world as well as some new entrants and firms that are considering entering the ETF, ETP industry. 
 
Past awards for Ms Fuhr include she was the recipient of the 100 Women in Finance 2017 European Industry Leadership Award, the 2014 William F. Sharpe Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the field of index investing and she named one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Finance” by Financial News over several years, most recently in 2016. 
 
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