ETFGI reports a record 1.05 trillion US dollars invested in Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed globally at the end of February 2021

 

LONDONMarch 18, 2021 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reports Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered a record US$18.39 billion in net inflows during February bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record US$29.45 billion. Smart Beta Equity ETF/ETP assets have increased by 5.9% from US$994 billion to US$1.05 trillion, with a 5-year CAGR of 22.9%, according to ETFGI’s February 2021 ETF and ETP Smart Beta industry landscape insights report, a monthly report which is part of an annual paid-for research subscription service. (report looks at equity focused Smart Beta products, All dollar vales in USD unless otherwise noted.) 

Highlights

  • Assets in Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed globally reach a record $1.05 Tn at the end of February.
  • Record monthly net inflows of $18.39 Bn in February passing the prior record of $16.76 Bn in November 2020.
  • YTD net inflows are a record $29.45 Bn, higher than the $15.60 Bn gathered YTD in 2020 and beating the prior record of $25.86 Bn set in February 2018.

 

There were 1,344 smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs, with 2,573 listings, assets of $1.05 trillion, from 192 providers on 45 exchanges in 37 countries at the end of February 2021. 

 

Comparison of assets in market cap, smart beta, other and active equity products

 

Alternative Weighting ETFs and ETPs attracted the greatest monthly net inflows, gathering $10.05 Bn during February. Quality ETFs and ETPs suffered the greatest net outflows during the month and amounted to $584 Mn.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $16.6 Bn during February. SPDR Bloomberg SASB U.S. Corporate ESG UCITS ETF (SSPU GY) gathered $5.54 Bn.


Top 20 Smart Beta 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

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

SPPU GY

5,521.04

5,537.99

5,537.99

Vanguard Value ETF

VTV US

66,511.18

2,550.61

1,379.20

Xtrackers S&P 500 Equal Weight UCITS ETF (DR) - 1C - Acc

XDEW GY

3,809.16

1,300.75

926.79

iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF

IJJ US

7,397.75

1,215.71

815.16

iShares Trust iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF

ESGU US

14,140.91

480.49

796.06

Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF

RSP US

20,785.96

1,636.20

757.88

Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF

SCHD US

18,527.63

1,351.20

725.41

iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF

EFV US

11,478.10

3,956.72

683.73

Invesco Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment ETF

PEJ US

1,649.33

779.79

649.89

iShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor ETF

VLUE US

11,979.55

1,668.07

635.96

iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF

DGRO US

15,807.62

944.67

582.43

L&G ESG Emerging Markets Corporate Bond USD UCITS ETF

EMUG LN

519.21

523.59

488.52

iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF

MTUM US

14,688.14

1,448.46

423.59

3D Printing ETF

PRNT US

611.44

499.12

359.37

iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF

EFG US

10,207.01

409.64

328.60

Vanguard Growth ETF

VUG US

67,615.38

(612.55)

322.33

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

EPAB FP

673.42

327.14

313.96

US Global Jets ETF

JETS US

3,793.51

386.44

312.51

SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF

SPYV US

8,512.71

587.56

303.47

iShares Ageing Population UCITS ETF - Acc

AGES LN

678.26

292.47

274.10


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