ETFGI reports assets invested in Thematic ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record US$394 billion at the end of February 2021

 

LONDONMarch 23, 2021 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in Thematic ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record US$394 billion at the end of February 2021. These products gathered net inflows of US$17.67 billion during February, bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record US$42.63 billion which is much higher than the US$13.33 billion gathered at this point last year, according to ETFGI’s February 2021 ETF and ETP Thematic 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

  • Assets invested in Thematic ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record $393.67 Bn at the end of February
  • During February Thematic ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of $17.67 Bn the second highest monthly net inflows on record, the record was $24.96 Bn gathered in January 2021.
    YTD net inflows of $42.63 Bn are a record, surpassing the prior record of $13.33 Bn gathered at this point last year.

“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 Thematic ETF and ETP asset growth as at end of February 2021

 

There were 662 thematic ETFs and ETPs listed globally, with 1,258 listings, assets of US$394 Bn, from 183 providers on listed on 48 exchanges in 40 countries at the end of February 2021. During February, 53 new Thematic ETFs/ETPs were launched.


Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered
$13.15 Bn at the end of February. ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK US) gathered $2.37 Bn.

Top 20 Thematic ETFs/ETPs by net new assets February 2021

Name

Ticker

Assets

(US$ Mn)

Feb-21

NNA

(US$ Mn)

YTD-21

NNA

(US$ Mn)

Feb-21

ARK Innovation ETF

ARKK US

23,431.99

5,465.72

2,368.57

ARK Fintech Innovation ETF

ARKF US

4,412.96

2,355.98

1689.80

ARK Web x.O ETF

ARKW US

8,075.87

2,412.75

1583.86

ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF

ARKQ US

3,609.34

1,794.19

877.96

ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF

ARKG US

10,486.05

3,293.29

858.24

Invesco Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment ETF

PEJ US

1,649.33

779.79

649.89

Global X Cybersecurity ETF

BUG US

838.47

695.41

620.42

ChinaAMC CSI Science and Technology Innovation Board 50 ETF

588000 CH

2,518.23

711.55

515.75

FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index Fund

GUNR US

4,264.49

465.27

480.74

Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF

BLOK US

1,091.22

543.51

409.32

AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETF

MSOS US

1,019.40

708.03

375.75

China Southern CSI New Energy ETF

516160 CH

348.04

375.26

375.26

3D Printing ETF

PRNT US

611.44

499.12

359.37

Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain UCITS ETF - Acc

BCHN LN

1,016.37

434.15

316.32

Lyxor S&P Eurozone Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF - Acc

EPAB FP

673.42

327.14

313.96

Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF

PAVE US

1,510.39

658.38

304.59

Global X Lithium & Battery Tech ETF

LIT US

2,805.97

960.52

274.98

iShares Ageing Population UCITS ETF - Acc

AGES LN

678.26

292.47

274.10

ChinaAMC CSI 5G Communications Theme ETF

515050 CH

3,110.98

21.96

252.83

First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund

QCLN US

2,947.16

982.21

251.22

 

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