ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed around the world reach a new record of US$8.30 trillion at the end of February 2021

 

LONDONMarch 16, 2021 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reported today that reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed around the world reach a new record of US$8.30 trillion at the end of February. ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered the highest ever monthly net inflows of US$139.46 billion during February, bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record level of US$222.54 billion. Assets invested in the global ETFs/ETPs industry have increased by 3.0% from US$8.06 trillion at the end of January 2021, to US$8.30 trillion at the end of February, according to ETFGI's February 2021 Global ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, the monthly report which is part of an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)
 

Highlights

“Despite a sell-off in the last week of the month, the S&P 500 gained of 2.76% in February, driven by optimism on COVID-19 vaccines, as well as continued monetary and fiscal stimulus. Developed markets ex- the U.S. ended the month up 2.50% while Emerging markets were up by 1.50% for the month. The leaders of the developed market in February were Hong Kong  (6.03%), Canada (5.66%) and Spain (5.32%) .“ according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder, and owner of ETFGI.

Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of February 2021

 

The Global ETF/ETP industry had had 8,749 ETFs/ETPs, with 17,421 listings, assets of $8.30 trillion, from 528 providers listed on 77 exchanges in 62 countries at the end of February.

During February 2021, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $139.46 Bn Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $110.80 Bn over February, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $159.89 Bn, greater than the $37.87 Bn in net inflows equity products had attracted YTD in 2020. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs reported $9.08 Bn in net inflows bringing net inflows for 2021 to $22.33 Bn, which is lower than the $35.74 Bn in net inflows fixed income products had attracted YTD in 2020. Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of $2.04 Bn in February, bringing YTD net inflows to $791 Mn, which is much less than the net inflows of $9.29 Bn over the same period last year.  Active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of $16.90 Bn during February, bringing net inflows for 2021 to $33.80 Bn, much higher than the $12.47 Bn in net inflows active products had attracted YTD in 2020

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $60.61 Bn during February, Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO US) gathered $11.53 billion.

Top 20 ETFs by net new inflows February 2021: Global

Name

 

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
Feb-21

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-21

NNA
(US$ Mn)
Feb-21

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

 

VOO US

194,031.31

13,082.72

11,524.52

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF

 

IVV US

245,880.07

6,028.46

8,355.95

SPDR Bloomberg SASB U.S. Corporate ESG UCITS ETF - Acc

 

SPPU GY

5,521.04

5,537.99

5,537.99

Invesco QQQ Trust

 

QQQ US

151,588.73

(577.59)

3,540.81

iShares Russell 2000 ETF

 

IWM US

67,492.50

2,465.24

3,445.80

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund

 

XLF US

34,403.86

7,028.51

2,878.93

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

 

SPY US

328,759.50

(8,975.27)

2,837.82

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

 

VTI US

211,342.93

5,455.24

2,631.08

ARK Innovation ETF

 

ARKK US

23,431.99

5,465.72

2,368.57

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF

 

BND US

70,895.92

4,755.35

2,009.48

iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

 

IEMG US

76,321.74

4,921.28

1,765.28

iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF

 

IYR US

5,606.59

154.27

1,742.63

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF

 

VWO US

76,615.84

2,279.19

1,699.56

ARK Fintech Innovation ETF

 

ARKF US

4,412.96

2,355.98

1,689.80

ARK Web x.O ETF

 

ARKW US

8,075.87

2,412.75

1,583.86

Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund

 

XLE US

20,457.34

2,697.95

1,468.92

Schwab US TIPS ETF

 

SCHP US

15,821.60

1,930.38

1,397.79

Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund ETF

 

VXUS US

41,479.37

2,356.12

1,391.57

Vanguard Value ETF

 

VTV US

66,511.18

2,550.61

1,379.20

Hwabao WP Cash Tianyi Listed Money Market Fund

 

511990 CH

23,331.65

2,447.18

1,362.84


The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $3.37 Bn over February. ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures (UVXY US) gathered $1.10 Bn.

Top 10 ETPs by net new inflows February 2021: Global

Name

 

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
Feb-21

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-21

NNA
(US$ Mn)
Feb-21

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures

 

UVXY US

2,525.89

1,375.77

1,102.02

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

 

VXX US

1,577.04

658.86

486.03

iShares Silver Trust

 

SLV US

16,429.09

1,638.19

456.43

Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund

 

DBC US

1,891.86

352.56

355.66

BTCetc - Bitcoin ETP - Acc

 

BTCE GY

846.45

310.13

290.57

Xetra Gold EUR - Acc

 

4GLD GY

12,213.12

229.34

160.45

Invesco DB Agriculture Fund

 

DBA US

895.49

196.34

154.09

SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust

 

GLDM US

4,006.79

324.06

137.62

MicroSectors FANG+ Index 3X Leveraged ETNs due January 8, 2038

 

FNGU US

1,526.00

134.33

134.33

ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF

 

VIXY US

469.68

179.50

97.52


Investors have tended to invest in Equity ETFs/ETPs during February.


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