ETFGI's report shows currency hedged ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$3.10 billion during February 2020

 

LONDONMarch 24, 2020 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs/ETPs ecosystem, reported today that currency hedged ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$3.10billion during February bringing year to date net inflows to US$7.17 billion. Total assets invested in currency hedged ETFs and ETPs decreased by 2.2% from US$181 billion to US$177 billion, with a 5-year CAGR of 21.3%, according to ETFGI’s February 2020 Currency hedged ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service.  (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.) 

Highlights

  • Currency hedged ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $3.01 billion during February.
  • The $177 billion invested in currency hedged ETFs / ETPs listed globally at the end of February is the 3rdhighest on record

 

“At the end of February, the S&P 500 was down 8.2% as coronavirus cases continued to spread and the potential economic impact weighed on investors and the markets. Outside the U.S., the S&P Developed ex-U.S. BMI declined nearly 9.0%.  The S&P Emerging BMI lost 5.1% during the month. Global equities as measured by the S&P Global BMI ended down 8.1% with 49 of 50 included country indices down, while China gained 0.9%.”  According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

 

At the end of February 2020, there were 783 currency hedged ETFs/ETPs, with 1,709 listings, assets of $177 billion, from 73 providers listed on 29 exchanges in 22 countries. Following net inflows of $3.10 billion and market moves during the month, assets invested in currency hedged ETFs/ETPs decreased by 2.2%, from $181 billion at the end of January to $177 billion.

 

Growth in the US currency hedged ETF and ETP assets as of the end of February 2020

 

At the end of February 2020, there were currency hedged ETFs/ETPs hedged against 15 different currencies. Year to date, 7 new currency hedged ETFs/ETPs were launched by 13 providers across 7 index providers in 8 countries, while 7 products were delisted from 2 different providers. 

 

During the month, Mixed exposures gathered the largest net inflows with $1.42 billion, followed by United States exposures with $1.29 billion and Global-Developed exposures with $707 million, while Asia Pacific-Developed exposures experienced the largest net outflows with $656 million. On a year to date basis, Mixed exposures gathered the largest net inflows with $2.86 billion, followed by United States exposures with $2.50 billion and Global-Developed exposures with $1.92 billion, while Asia Pacific-Developed exposures experienced the largest net outflows with $870 million.

 

The top 10 currency hedged ETFs/ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $2.81 billion at the end of February. 
The Vanguard Total International Bond ETF (BNDX US) gathered $976 million, the largest net inflow for the month.
 


 

Top 10 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets February 2020: Currency hedged

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ million)
 Feb-20

ADV
(US$ million)
Feb-20

NNA
(US$ million)
YTD 2020

NNA
(US$ million)
Feb-20

Vanguard Total International Bond ETF

BNDX US

27085.33

119.83

2080.56

976.00

Mackenzie Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Index ETF

QEBH CN

418.25

11.09

232.62

228.80

iShares S&P 500 EUR Hedged UCITS ETF (Acc)

IUSE LN

3880.31

2.92

230.98

211.57

iShares USD Treasury Bond 0-1yr UCITS ETF - Acc

TBX1 SW

1909.09

0.00

365.18

165.57

Xtrackers II iBoxx USD Treasuries UCITS ETF DR EUR Hedged

XUTE GY

674.22

1.57

198.09

150.17

iShares J.P. Morgan $ EM Bond EUR Hedged UCITS ETF (Dist) - EUR Hdg

EMBE LN

3925.08

1.64

248.86

124.39

UBS ETF - Bloomberg Barclays US 10+ Year Treasury Bond UCITS ETF (EUR)

UST10F SW

209.06

0.01

121.77

119.74

iShares $ Floating Rate Bond UCITS ETF - Acc (MXN)

FRMXNX IX

1028.08

0.00

207.96

114.54

iShares $ High Yield Corp Bond UCITS ETF (MXN)

IHYMXX IX

220.36

0.00

140.06

96.48

iShares Global High Yield Corp Bond GBP Hedged UCITS ETF (Dist)

GHYS LN

311.40

0.80

115.49

87.42

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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. 

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