ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada gather $976 million during February 2019

Press Release

LONDONMarch 13, 2019 - ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada gathered net inflows US$975.57 million in February, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$1.39 billion. Assets invested in the Canadian ETF/ETP industry finished the month up 2.57%, from US$124.92 billion at the end of January, to US$128.12 billion, according to ETFGI's February 2019 Canadian 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 Canadian ETF/ETP industry rise 2.57% in February.
  • During February 2019, ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada attracted $975.57 Mn in net inflows.
  • Assets invested in the Canadian ETF/ETP industry have risen 10.95% year-to-date.

 

“Throughout February markets pushed higher, resulting in the best start to the year since 1996, with major US indices comfortably erasing any hangover felt from the Q4 ’18 market rout. US-China trade talks appeared to have made good progress while Brexit stalled even with the 29th march deadline looming. Central banks in the developed economies have maintained an accommodative stance to ease growth slowdown fears, with the US Federal Reserve reiterating their new ‘patient’ policy stance. The S&P 500 was up 3.21% by the end of February bringing year-to-date returns to 11.48%, similarly the S&P Europe 350 was up 3.45% for the month, with year-to-date returns of 9.89%. The Topix 150 finished February up 0.33%, with year-to-date returns of 7.62%. Emerging and frontier markets saw more modest gains, finishing February up 0.74% and 2.62%, bringing year-to-date returns to 8.56% and 7.35%, respectively.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and founder of ETFGI.

At the end of February 2019, the Canadian ETF/ETP industry had 700 ETFs/ETPs, from 36 providers listed on 2 exchanges. Following net inflows of $975.57 Mn and market moves during the month, assets invested in the Canadian ETF/ETP industry increased by 2.57% from $124.92 Bn at the end of January, to $128.12 Bn.

 

Growth in Canadian ETF and ETP assets as of the end of February 2019

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Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada attracted net inflows of $181 Mn in February, bringing net inflows for 2019 to $153 Mn, substantially less than the $2,492 Mn in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of February 2018. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada attracted net inflows of $126 Mn in February, bringing net inflows for 2019 to $18 Mn, considerably less than the $28 Mn in net inflows fixed income products had attracted by the end of February 2018.

 

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETF's by net new assets, which collectively gathered $1.90 Bn in February, the Franklin Ftse US Index ETF (FLAM CN) gathered $205.20 Mn alone.

Top 20 ETFs by net new assets February 2019: Canada

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Feb-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 Feb-19

Franklin Ftse US Index ETF

FLAM CN

205

205

205

Franklin FTSE Canada All Cap Index ETF

FLCD CN

190

190

190

BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF

ZAG CN

2,868

188

172

BMO MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF

ZEM CN

563

174

157

First Asset Enhanced Government Bond Etf

FGO CN

230

191

146

BMO Ultra Short-Term Bond ETF

ZST CN

415

281

144

First Asset Morningstar Canada Momentum Index ETF

WXM CN

396

172

116

Franklin FTSE Europe EX UK Index ETF

FLUR CN

112

110

110

iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF

XIC CN

3,651

64

102

BMO Equal Weight Banks Index ETF

ZEB CN

1,142

54

79

BMO MSCI EAFE Index ETF

ZEA CN

1,916

99

71

Vanguard Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF

VAB CN

1,332

115

70

Franklin Ftse Japan Index ETF

FLJA CN

50

49

49

iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF

XBB CN

1,812

(11)

47

iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund

XMU CN

250

48

46

Vanguard Growth ETF Portfolio

VGRO CN

485

85

42

First Asset Global Financial Sector ETF

FSF CN

165

41

41

Vanguard Balanced Etf Portfolio

VBAL CN

344

70

41

BMO Low Volatility US Equity ETF

ZLU CN

618

53

41

BMO US Put Write ETF

ZPW CN

116

31

33

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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. 
 
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