ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reach a new record of US$ 8.56 trillion at the end of Q1

LONDONApril 14, 2021 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reach a new record of of US$ 8.56 trillion at the end of Q1The US$136.20 billion in net inflows gathered during March are the second highest monthly inflows behind the prior record US$139.89 billion gathered during February 2021.  At the end of Q1, the year to date, net inflows are a record US$359.17 billion which are significantly higher than the prior record US$197.2 billion gathered during Q1 2017 and higher than the US$117.61 billion gathered at the end of Q1 2020. Assets invested in the global ETFs and ETPs industry have increased by 2.9% from the prior record US$8.32 trillion at the end of February 2021, to the new record US$8.56 trillion at the end of Q1, according to ETFGI's March 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

The S&P 500® gained 4.4% in March and 6.2%  in Q1, supported by the increasing pace of COVID-19 vaccinations and continued monetary and fiscal support.   Global equities gained 2.5%  in March and 5.2% in Q1, as measured by the S&P Global BMI.  38 of the 50 countries advanced during the month and 35 were positive at the end of Q1.   Developed markets ex-U.S. gained 2.3% in USD terms in March and 4.0% in Q1.  Emerging markets were down 1.6% in USD terms in March and up 2.8% in Q1, as measured by the S&P Emerging BMI.“According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

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

 

 

The Global ETFs and ETPs industry had 8,893 products, with 17,714 listings, assets of $8.56 trillion, from 535 providers  listed on 77 exchanges in 62 countries at then end of Q1.

During March, ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $136.20 Bn. Equity ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $113.79 Bn during March, bringing net inflows for Q1 2021 to $274.04 Bn, greater than the net inflows of $69.52 Bn equity products attracted in Q1 2020. Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of $10.69 Bn during March, bringing net inflows for Q1 2021 to $33.04 Bn, much higher than the $7.92 Bn in net inflows fixed income products attracted in Q1 2020. Commodity ETFs and ETPs listed globally suffered net outflows of $7.26 Bn, YTD in Q1 2021 they suffered net outflows of $6.47 Bn, while in Q1 2020 they attracted net inflows of $19.71 Bn. Active ETFs/ETPs reported $13.35 Bn in net inflows in March bringing net inflows for Q1 2021 to $47.15 Bn, higher than the $7 Bn in net inflows active products attracted in Q1 2020.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs ranked by net new assets, which collectively gathered $50.49 Bn during March. The pargest gainer was the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY US) which gathered $6.60 Bn in March.

Top 20 ETFs by net new inflows March 2021: Global

Name

 

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
Mar-21

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-21

NNA
(US$ Mn)
Mar-21

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

 

SPY US

343,647.25

(2,379.51)

6,595.75

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

 

VTI US

222,331.29

9,848.94

4,393.69

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

 

VOO US

206,019.23

16,627.88

3,545.16

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF

 

IVV US

257,971.32

9,136.19

3,107.73

Hwabao WP Cash Tianyi Listed Money Market Fund

 

511990 CH

25,872.96

5,271.57

2,824.39

Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF

 

RSP US

24,622.43

4,320.88

2,684.68

iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

 

IEMG US

78,107.37

7,435.52

2,514.25

iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF

 

IWD US

51,327.00

2,504.90

2,506.08

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF

 

VWO US

78,510.64

4,694.74

2,415.54

Vanguard Value ETF

 

VTV US

72,757.19

4,693.20

2,142.59

iShares Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF

 

IGSB US

24,732.87

2,626.56

2,119.84

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund

 

XLF US

38,499.30

8,949.78

1,921.27

Vanguard FTSE All World ex-US Small-Cap ETF

 

VSS US

8,590.98

2,522.24

1,866.84

Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund

 

XLI US

20,172.46

1,996.63

1,742.08

iShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor UCITS ETF - Acc

 

IUVL LN

4,907.41

2,300.66

1,735.41

Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund

 

XLE US

22,598.66

4,407.04

1,709.09

Invesco PureBetaSM MSCI USA ETF

 

PBUS US

1,742.95

1,709.79

1,705.80

ARK Innovation ETF

 

ARKK US

22,996.04

7,132.44

1,666.71

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF

 

EEM US

29,917.81

1,659.99

1,659.99

iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF

 

IUSB US

12,096.67

6,413.38

1,632.00

 

The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $1.35 Bn in March. The largest gainer was the MicroSectors FANG+ Index 3X Leveraged ETNs due January 8, 2038 (FNGU US) which gathered $517 Mn in March.

Top 10 ETPs by net new inflows March 2021: Global

Name

 

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
Mar-21

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-21

NNA
(US$ Mn)
Mar-21

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

 

FNGU US

1,403.47

650.96

516.63

BTCetc - Bitcoin ETP - Acc

 

BTCE GY

1,302.67

508.15

198.02

WisdomTree Precious Metals - EUR Daily Hedged - Acc

 

00XQ GY

124.64

14.52

129.45

Xtrackers IE Physical Gold ETC Securities - Acc

 

XGDU LN

365.53

125.89

113.67

WisdomTree Physical Swiss Gold - Acc

 

SGBS LN

3,334.77

85.54

105.84

WisdomTree Copper - Acc

 

COPA LN

545.11

161.83

72.27

WisdomTree Industrial Metals - Acc

 

AIGI LN

368.75

159.72

60.09

SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust

 

GLDM US

3,942.57

379.78

55.71

Invesco DB Base Metals Fund

 

DBB US

293.40

103.12

47.25

Xetra Gold EUR - Acc

 

4GLD GY

12,133.02

275.49

46.15

 


Investors have tended to invest in Equity ETFs and ETPs during March and in Q1.

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