ETFGI reports assets invested in the Global ETF and ETP industry reached a new record US$5.40 trillion at the end of March 2019

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LONDONApril 10, 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$37.48 billion in March, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$99.14 billion. Assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry finished the month up 1.42%, from US$5.32 trillion at the end of February, to US$5.40 trillion, according to ETFGI's March 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 reach a new record US$5.40 Tn.
  • April 11th marks the 19th anniversary of the listing of the first ETF in Europe.
  • Assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry rise 1.41% in March.
  • During March 2019, ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted $37.21 Bn in net inflows.
  • 62 consecutive months of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally.

“Markets appear to have returned to the relative calm they had grown accustomed to over the past few years. Returns for developed indices decelerated in March, as the effects of more cautious and accommodative central bank policies lose steam. The S&P 500 finished March up 1.94%, with year-to-date returns of 13.65%, marking its best quarter since ‘09. The S&P Europe 350 rose 0.92% in March, as economic data from the region continues to send mixed signals, bringing year-to-date returns to 10.90%. The Topix 150 in Japan was up 0.32% in March, bringing year-to-date returns of 7.96%. Emerging & Frontier returns continued to outpace developed markets. The S&P Emerging BMI and Frontier BMI finished March up 1.74% and 1.37%, bringing year to date returns to 10.45% and 8.82%, respectively.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and founder of ETFGI.

April 11th marks the 19th anniversary of the listing of the first ETFs in Europe.  European Exchange Traded Fund Company launched two listed diversified return securities (LDRS) on the Deutsche Borse. These funds are co-managed by Merrill Lynch and track the Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 and Stoxx 50 indexes.

At the end of March 2019, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,720 ETFs/ETPs, from 412 providers listed on 72 exchanges in 58 countries. Following net inflows of $37.21 Bn and market moves during the month, assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry increased by 1.41% from $5.32 Tn at the end of February, to $5.40 Tn.

 

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

 

 

Equity ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted net inflows of $16.51 Bn in March, bringing net inflows for 2019 to $36.30 Bn, substantially less than the $100.52 Bn Mn in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of March 2018. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted net inflows of $17.98 Bn in March, bringing net inflows for 2019 to $56.36 Bn, considerably greater than the $17.48 Bn in net inflows fixed income products had attracted by the end of March 2018.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETF's by net new assets, which collectively gathered $30.49 Bn in March, the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV US) gathered $7.19 Bn alone.

Top 20 ETFs by net new assets March 2019: Global

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Mar-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 Mar-19

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF

IVV US

167,280

582

7,189

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

VOO US

107,671

5,244

3,434

iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF

IEFA US

60,232

2,628

2,672

ICBC Credit Suisse SSE 50 ETF

510850 CH

1,978

1,981

1,981

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF

JNK US

9,757

2,503

1,475

iShares Core € Corp Bond UCITS ETF

IEBC LN

10,538

2,026

1,263

iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF

SHY US

20,532

(508)

1,172

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF

HYG US

16,460

2,393

1,052

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

SPY US

266,531

(4,142)

1,014

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

VTI US

108,774

2,531

951

Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF

BSV US

23,765

(4,470)

945

iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF

USMV US

24,990

3,493

942

Nikkei 225 Exchange Traded Fund

1321 JP

53,529

707

878

iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF

IWDA LN

16,553

921

865

Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF

USSG US

872

842

842

Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund

XLC US

5,287

2,122

827

iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Govt Bond UCITS ETF

SEML LN

9,017

2,284

787

Ping An China Bond - Medium-High Grade Corporate Bond Spread factors ETF Fund

511030 CH

767

765

765

JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF

JPST US

6,430

1,284

722

iShares National Muni Bond ETF

MUB US

12,280

149

716

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The top 10 ETP's by net new assets collectively gathered $957.49 Mn in March, the VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN (TVIX US) gathered $333.76 Mn.

 


Top 10 ETPs by net new assets March 2019: Global

Name

      Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 
Mar-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2019

NNA
(US$ Mn)

Mar-19

VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN

TVIX US

855

807

334

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures

UVXY US

547

580

116

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

VXXB US

751

709

114

iShares Gold Trust

IAU US

12,556

897

87

Xtrackers Physical Gold GBP Hedged ETC

XGLS LN

131

69

64

ETFS WTI Crude Oil

CRUD LN

683

50

62

Large Cap Growth Index-Linked Exchange Traded Notes due 2028

FRLG US

706

186

53

ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF

VIXY US

203

129

46

VelocityShares Daily 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN

DGAZ US

276

(135)

45

Xetra Gold EUR

4GLD GY

8,015

453

37

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Investors have tended to invest in large cap equity/fixed income ETFs in March.

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