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ETFGI reports that assets invested ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada reached a record high of US$145.69 billion at the end October 2019

LONDONNovember 20, 2019 —ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs/ETPs ecosystem, reported today that ETFs listed in Canada saw net inflows of US$2.82 billion in October, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$14.16 billion which is significantly more than the US$12.36 billion gathered at this point last year. In the month, Canadian ETF assets increased by 2.8%, from US$141.75 billion in September to US$145.69 billion. Year-to-date through the end of October, Canadian ETF assets increased 26.2% from US$115.48 billion to US$145.69 billion. At the end of October 2019, the Canadian ETF/ETP industry had 739 ETFs/ETPs, with 898 listings, from 38 providers on 2 exchanges. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

  • Assets invested in the Canadian ETF/ETP industry reached a record of $145.69 billion in October.
  • Assets invested in the Canadian ETF/ETP industry increased by 2.8% in October.
  • In October 2019, ETFs/ETPs listed in Canada saw $2.82 billion in net inflows.
  • Year-to-date net inflows are $14.16 billion which is significantly more than the $12.36 billion gathered at this point in 2018

Less than 2 weeks left to Register  to join us in discussions with leading ETF issuers, investors, traders, analysts, regulators, and lawyers – at the ETFGI Global ETFs Insights Summit on December 2nd from 8am – 4:45pm in Toronto at the St Regis Toronto hotel.  

 

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“The Fed rate cut and the looming hope for an agreement between US-China shaped a favourable investment environment in equity markets globally which led the S&P 500® to gain 3.2% during October. International markets also gained, with the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. and the S&P Emerging BMI both up 4%.  The better performance of the Equity Markets reflected into a new record high of $145.69 billion and higher inflows of ETFs/ETPs exposed to Equity Indices rather than Fixed Income.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.
 

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

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Active ETFs/ETPs gained inflows of $1.28 billion in October, bringing net inflows for the year to October 2019 to $7.39 billion, higher than the $6.19 billion in net inflows active products had attracted at this point in 2018. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $1.05 billion in October, bringing net inflows for the year to October 2019 to $2.84 billion, considerably lower than the $6.15 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of October 2018.  Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of $556 Mn in October, growing year to date net inflows to $3.59 Bn, which is greater than the same period last year which saw net inflows of $244 Mn.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $2.39 billion in October, CI First Asset High Interest Savings ETF (CSAV CN) gathered $312.32 million alone.

Top 20 ETFs by net new assets October 2019: Canada

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Oct-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 Oct-19

CI First Asset High Interest Savings ETF

CSAV CN

588.74

586.18

312.32

iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index ETF

XIC CN

4,016.32

319.80

302.84

Vanguard FTSE Developed All Cap EX North America Index ETF

VIU CN

958.76

389.74

213.59

Purpose High Interest Savings ETF

PSA CN

1,748.70

665.87

156.46

BMO Aggregate Bond Index ETF

ZAG CN

3,802.55

992.96

149.18

Horizon S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF

HXT CN

1,551.40

(12.47)

146.49

BMO Low Volatility US Equity ETF

ZLU CN

1,140.32

498.89

128.02

RBC Target 2021 Corporate Bond Index ETF

RQI CN

225.89

142.44

124.72

BMO Long Federal Bond Index ETF

ZFL CN

1,098.03

844.49

112.09

iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF

XBB CN

2,537.87

630.01

102.02

iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index Fund

XIU CN

6,266.43

(1,375.47)

93.50

BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF

ZLB CN

1,632.80

635.13

82.58

AGFiQ US Market Neutral Anti-Beta CAD-Hedged ETF

QBTL CN

73.06

71.76

71.76

Fidelity Global Core Plus Bond ETF

FCGB CN

74.34

74.05

64.63

BMO S&P 500 Index ETF

ZSP CN

4,907.50

582.85

64.41

AGFiQ US Long/short Dividend Income CAD-Hedged ETF

QUDV CN

63.63

62.08

62.08

BMO Ultra Short-Term US Bond ETF

ZUS/U CN

100.17

100.38

54.77

Mackenzie Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Index ETF

QEBL CN

53.62

53.79

53.79

iShares S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index ETF

XEG CN

476.15

(96.24)

50.93

Brompton Global Dividend Growth Etf

BDIV CN

49.74

48.14

48.14

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Investors have tended to invest in Active and Equity ETFs in October.

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Less than 2 weeks left to Register  to join us in discussions with leading ETF issuers, investors, traders, analysts, regulators, and lawyers – at the ETFGI Global ETFs Insights Summit on December 2nd from 8am – 4:45pm in Toronto at the St Regis Toronto hotel.  

 

ETFGI Global ETFs Insights Summit Toronto qualifies for 6 FP Canada-Approved CE Credits. Complimentary registration is available for buyside institutional investors and financial advisors including traders, portfolio managers and fund selectors.  Register here. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the CFA Institute's book: "A comprehensive Guide to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)"

The event is designed to facilitate a discussion around the impact regulations and market structure developments are having on the ETF selection, portfolio construction, trading and product development of ETFs.


Our speaker list is continuously growing.  View our events page to see the current list of confirmed speakers:

 

Spencer BarnesMSc, CIM, Associate Vice President, Mutual Funds & ETF Strategy, Raymond James
Mario Cianfarani, CFA, Head of Institutional & Retirement Distribution, Vanguard Investments Canada
Raymond ChanDirector, Investment Funds and Structured Products, Ontario Securities Commission
Prerna ChandakVP ETF Product & Strategy, Mackenzie Investments
Roger Chandhok, Director, Global Equity Derivatives, National Bank Financial Group
Michael CookeSenior Vice President, Head of Exchange Traded Funds, Mackenzie Investments
Carol E. DerkLawyer, Borden Ladner Gervais
Pat DunwoodyExecutive Director, Canadian ETF Association
Deborah FuhrManaging Partner, Founder, ETFGI
Camilo GilExecutive Director, CIBC Capital Markets
Kevin GopaulGlobal Head Exchange Traded Funds, BMO Global Asset Management
Katie GouinlockHead of Canada ETF Capital Markets, Vanguard Investments Canada
Michael Greenberg, CFA, CAIAVice President, Portfolio Manager, Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions
Margaret Gunawan, MD, Head of Canada Legal & Compliance, BlackRock
Andrea Hallett CFA, VP & PM, Multi-Asset Strategies Team, Mackenzie Investments
Steve Hawkins, Board Vice Chair CETFA, President & CEO, Horizons ETFs
Naseem HusainVP ETF Strategist, Mackenzie Investments
Scott Johnston, CFA, Head of Portfolio Review Department, Americas, Vanguard Investments Canada
Ronald C. Landry, Head of Product and Canadian ETF Services, CIBC Mellon
Lisa Lake LangleyCEO & Founder, Emerge Capital Management
Danielle LeClair, Senior Investment Research Analyst, Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions
Alfred Lee CFA, CMT, DMS, Director, Portfolio Manager and Investment Strategist, BMO Global Asset Management
Jin LiVice President, ETF & Quantitative Research Analyst, Equity Research, BMO Capital Markets
Patrick McEntyre, Managing Director, Electronic Trading & Services, National Bank Financial
Alex Perel, CFA, Director, Head of ETF Services, Scotiabank Global Banking & Markets
Jos SchmittPresident & CEO, Executive Director, NEO Exchange
Amol Sodhi, Vice President & Director, Asset Allocation, TD Asset Management
Daniel Straus, PhD, M.Fin., Vice President, ETFs & Financial Products Research, National Bank of Canada Financial Markets
Mary Jane Young, Head of ETF Trading, Director, TD Securities  

Afternoon workshop: during the afternoon attendees will separated into small groups, participants will have the opportunity to discuss with their peers several topics of importance relating to ETFs, as well as raise any questions with, and obtain guidance from, outside experts.
 

The ETFGI Global ETFs Insights Summits 2020 schedule is:


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ETFGI Global ETFs Insights Summit Toronto qualifies for 6 FP Canada-Approved CE Credits.

 

 

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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 the ETF.com’s 2018’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 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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