ETFGI reports that assets invested ETFs and ETPs listed in globally reached a record high of US$5.78 trillion at the end of September 2019

LONDONOctober 21, 2019 — 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$77.17 billion in September, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$350.25 billion which is on par with the US$351.09 gathered at this time last year. Assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry have increased by 2.6%, from US$5.64 trillion at the end of August, to US$5.78 trillion at the end of September, according to ETFGI's September 2019 Global ETFs and ETPs industry insights landscape 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 record $5.78 trillion at the end of September.

•             September 2019, ETFs/ETPs listed Globally gathered $77.17 billion in net inflows, second highest on record.

•             Year to date NNA is $350.25 billion which is on par with the $351.09 billion gathered YTD in 2018.

“The S&P 500 gained 1.9% during September despite slowing economic growth, ongoing trade disputes and a presidential impeachment inquiry. Shifting the focus to the S&P Developed ex-U.S. BMI, the index was up 3.0%, as 23 of 25 countries gained during the month; the highest gainer in the month was Korea (up 6.4%), while Hong Kong continued to decline (down 0.8%). From an Emerging Markets standpoint, the S&P Emerging BMI gained 1.4%, with 15 of the 23 reporting gains. Globally, equities reclaimed prior month losses, gaining 2.1%, as measured by the S&P Global BMI (38 out of 50 countries reporting gains).” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of September 2019

 

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At the end of September 2019, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,797 ETFs/ETPs, with 15,662 listings, from 422 providers on 69 exchanges in 58 countries.

 In September 2019, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $77.17 billion. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted net inflows of $23.40 billion in September, bringing net inflows for 2019 to $171.53 billion, considerably greater than the $74.14 billion in net inflows fixed income products had attracted by the end of September 2018.  Equity ETFs/ETPs listed Globally gathered net inflows of $45.88 billion in September, bringing net inflows for 2019 to $134.90 billion, substantially less than the $250.91 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of September 2018. Commodity ETFs/ETPs gathered $3.97 billion in net inflows bringing net inflows to $18.26 billion for 2019, which is greater than the $3.15 billion in net outflows suffered through September 2018.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETF's by net new assets, which collectively gathered $38.51 billion in September, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust gathered $8.62 billion alone.
 

Top 20 ETFs by net new inflows September 2019: Global

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Sep-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 Sep-19

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

SPY US

 274,225.69

(9,941.31)

          8,617.45

iShares Russell 2000 ETF

IWM US

 43,639.24

(1,163.78)

          3,700.26

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

VTI US

 121,199.19

10,126.96

          2,984.41

Vanguard Total International Bond ETF

BNDX US

 22,988.08

8,458.41

          2,711.82

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF

IVV US

 184,344.59

9,347.17

          1,954.66

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF

TLT US

 18,404.23

7,378.45

          1,885.52

iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF

USMV US

 35,135.99

11,191.79

          1,615.68

TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund

1306 JP

 91,016.82

13,613.48

          1,582.31

iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF

IEI US

 9,125.28

716.02

          1,391.32

UBS ETFs plc - MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-acc

ACWIU SW

 2,059.75

1,201.74

          1,389.94

UBS ETFs plc - MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-acc

ACWIS SW

 1,617.29

929.85

          1,231.63

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF

HYG US

 18,177.39

3,989.12

          1,209.84

iShares Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF

IGIB US

 8,326.08

2,473.21

          1,172.98

Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF

VCIT US

 25,024.07

4,695.52

          1,141.44

SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF

JNK US

 10,428.16

3,119.88

          1,108.31

UBS ETFs plc - MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-acc

ACWIE SW

 1,741.94

891.27

          1,035.97

iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF

ISF LN

 9,554.65

2,173.59

          1,025.27

NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 Double Inverse Index Exchange Traded Fund

1357 JP

 1,973.70

1,447.96

          1,008.11

Invesco QQQ Trust

QQQ US

 74,717.03

175.48

             879.28

First Trust Financial AlphaDEX Fund

FXO US

 1,796.14

769.17

             864.82

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The top 10 ETP's by net new assets collectively gathered $4.57 billion in September. The SPDR Gold Shares gathered $2.11 billion alone.

Top 10 ETPs by net new inflows September 2019: Global

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Sep
-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2019

NNA
(US$ Mn)

Sep-19

SPDR Gold Shares

GLD US

4,2926.80

6,544.67

2,106.57

iShares Gold Trust

IAU US

16,352.83

2,951.11

789.09

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

VXX US

989.89

1,025.63

385.78

VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN

TVIX US

1,117.69

1,454.71

288.99

Xtrackers Physical Gold Euro Hedged ETC

XAD1 GY

2,345.13

317.39

193.53

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures

UVXY US

597.09

727.45

192.19

United States Oil Fund LP

USO US

1,426.84

(343.60)

188.82

WisdomTree Physical Swiss Gold

SGBS LN

2,379.64

1,384.41

176.04

WisdomTree Physical Platinum

PHPT LN

498.60

250.23

129.61

iShares Physical Gold ETC

SGLN LN

6,638.62

1,548.15

123.48

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Investors have tended to invest in ETFs and ETPs providing exposure to US and global equities, Corporate and broad/aggregate fixed income during September.

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