ETFGI reports ESG ETFs listed globally gathered net inflows of 7 billion US dollars during March 2022

 

LONDONApril 25, 2022 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs/ETPs ecosystem, reported today that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$7.00 billion during March, bringing year to date net inflows to US$24.88 Bn which is much lower than the US$53.48 Bn gathered at this point last year. Total assets invested in ESG ETFs and ETPs increased by 3.2% from US$378 billion at the end of February 2022 to US$390 billion, according to ETFGI’s March 2022 ETF and ETP ESG 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 of $390 Bn invested in ESG ETFs listed globally at the end of March 2022 are the 2nd highest.
  • Assets decreased 0.03% YTD in 2022, going from $390.098 Bn at the end of 2021 to $389.997 Bn.
  • Q1 net inflows of $24.88 Bn are the second highest on record, after 2021 Q1 net inflows of $53.48 Bn.
  • $131 Bn in net inflows gathered in the past 12 months.
  • 39th month of consecutive net inflows.
  • ESG Equity ETFs and ETPs gathered $5.45 Bn in net inflows in March.

“The S&P 500 increased by 3.71% in March but is down 4.60% in Q1. Developed markets excluding the US, increased by 1.10% in March but are down 5.57% in Q1. Australia (up 10.46%) and Portugal (up 6.50%) experienced the largest increases amongst the developed markets in March. Emerging markets decreased by 2.27% during March and are down 6.52% in 2022. Egypt (down 14.31%) and China (down 8.34%) witnessed the largest declines among emerging markets in March, whilst Brazil (up 14.51%) and Colombia (up 11.98%) gained the most.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

Global ESG ETF and ETP asset growth as at end of March 2022

 

Since the launch of the first ESG ETF/ETP in 2002, the iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF, the number and diversity of products have increased steadily.  There were 1004 ESG ETFs/ETPs listed globallt, with 2,895 listings, assets of $390 Bn, from 193 providers listed on 40 exchanges in 32 countries.

Following net inflows of $7.00 Bn and market moves during the month, assets invested in ESG ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased by 3.2% from $378 Bn at the end of February 2022 to $390 Bn at the end of March 2022.


Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered
$6.30 Bn in March. iShares Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF (INRG LN) gathered $722 Mn, the largest individual net inflow.

Top 20 ESG ETFs/ETPs by net new assets March 2022   

Name

Ticker

Assets

($ Mn)

Mar-22

NNA

($ Mn)

YTD-22

NNA

($ Mn)

Mar-22

iShares Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF

INRG LN

6,171.98

476.98

721.54

iShares Trust iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF

ESGU US

25,478.72

957.58

635.88

UBS Irl ETF plc - S&P 500 ESG UCITS ETF - Dis

S5SD GY

3,018.28

586.60

516.62

iShares MSCI World ESG Enhanced UCITS ETF

EEWD LN

2,860.77

767.53

484.65

Huatai-PineBridge CSI Photovoltaic Industry ETF

515790 CH

2,371.37

571.20

384.80

iShares MSCI USA ESG Enhanced UCITS ETF

EEDS LN

5,325.94

307.72

373.64

Invesco Solar ETF

TAN US

2,674.19

17.75

300.56

Amundi MSCI Global Climate Change UCITS ETF

LWCR FP

1,166.06

335.81

299.97

iShares Global Clean Energy ETF

ICLN US

5,679.61

34.05

285.73

BMO MSCI USA ESG Leaders Index ETF

ESGY CN

1,504.71

839.19

246.63

iShares ESG Advanced Total USD Bond Market ETF

EUSB US

828.95

237.39

242.07

AMUNDI INDEX MSCI USA SRI PAB UCITS ETF DR - Acc

USRI FP

5,113.70

44.14

240.75

ChinaAMC CSI New Energy Automobile ETF

515030 CH

1,508.06

264.85

216.80

Amundi MSCI USA ESG Leaders Select UCITS ETF DR - Acc

SADU GY

1,791.42

(521.94)

208.91

iShares MSCI USA SRI UCITS ETF - Acc

SUAS LN

10,592.40

717.94

203.77

Cathay Taiwan Select ESG Sustainability High Yield ETF

00878 TT

2,058.39

792.74

202.68

iShares JP Morgan ESG USD EM Bond UCITS ETF - Acc - Acc

EMSA LN

2,073.80

379.43

201.87

L&G ESG Emerging Markets Corporate Bond USD UCITS ETF

EMUG LN

1,123.58

705.56

186.68

UBS Lux Fund Solutions - Sustainable Development Bank Bonds UCITS ETF - Dis

MDBU GY

1,832.04

95.34

173.34

iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF

DSI US

4,054.24

133.72

169.87

 

Confusion persists around what constitutes an ESG fund. According to PRI, a UN-supported initiative which seeks to understand the investment implications of ESG issues, 56% of adopters believe there is a lack of clarity in ESG definitions. ETFGI’s classification system attempts to provide greater precision, with ETFs/ETPs listed globally organised into categories, including core ESG products and theme-based groups, such as Clean/Alternative Energies and Gender Diversity. Please contact deborah.fuhr@etfgi.com if you would like to discuss the cost to subscribe to any of ETFGI’s research or consulting services.  

###

Register to join us at the 3rd annual ETFGI Global ETFs Insights Summit - Latin America, a virtual event on April 27 & 28 and receive a free copy of the ETFGI directory of all products listed in Latin America*!
 

The summit is designed to facilitate a substantive and in-depth discussion on the market structure, regulatory, trading, and technological developments impacting the use of and opportunity for local, US domiciled and UCITS ETFs by various types of investors in Latin America.  

The event is aimed at ETF issuers, brokerage firms and others in the ETF ecosystem globally that are interested in understanding how to tap into the growing interest in ETFs in Latin America.

Exciting line up of speakers in fireside chats and panel discussions on timely and relevant topics with sponsor booths and virtual networking!

🆓    Free registration for buy side institutional investors and financial advisors
📚   CPD educational credits 
🎧   All sessions are recorded and you will also receive access to last year's session recordings

*
(qualified investors only)

     

Speakers include:

The event will cover:

  • Trends in the Use of ETFs in Latin America  
  • How Investors are Using ETFs in Argentina
  • How Investors are Using ETFs in Brazil
  • How Investors are Using ETFs in Chile
  • How Investors are Using ETFs in Colombia
  • How Investors are Using ETFs in Mexico
  • How Investors are Using ETFs in Peru
  • Miami and the Future of Latin America Offshore Wealth
  • Overview of Trends in the ETF industry - ETFGI Research
  • Global Macro Outlook  
  • Overview of Regulations Impacting Investors and ETFs Product Development 
  • How Investors are Using Equity and Fixed Income ESG ETFs
  • How Investors are Using Crypto and Digital Assets ETFs  
  • Designing Thematic ETFs and Rethinking Country ETFs
  • Best Practices When Trading ETFs  

To view the agendas, speakers, sponsors and hear recordings from our prior events, please visit the ETFGI website.

Please contact Deborah Fuhr deborah.fuhr@etfgi.com and Margareta Hricova margareta.hricova@etfgi.com if you interested in speaking, sponsoring or have any questions about any of our upcoming events.

We look forward to seeing you at our events!
Debbie and Margareta

Follow us on  Linkedin  and  Twitter  for updates about the event. 


2022 ETFGI Global ETFs Insights Summits:

  • 3rd Annual Latin America (Virtual), April 27 - 28 Register Here
  • 3rd Annual USA (Hybrid), May 17 - 18 Register Here
  • 3rd Annual Europe & MEA (Hybrid), September 20 - 22 Register Here
  • 3rd Annual Asia Pacific (Virtual), October 12 - 13 Register Here  
  • 4th Annual Canada (Hybrid), November 30 - December 1 Register Here

 ETF TV News #112 Omar Aguilar, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Schwab Asset Management discusses personalized direct indexing with Margareta Hricova and Deborah Fuhr on ETF TV #PressPlay https://bit.ly/3jZnViC


  ETF TV News is sponsored by Syntax Advisors. For more information on ETF TV, contact Deborah.Fuhr@ETFtv.net and Oliver@ETFtv.net.

ETFGI is supporting Jobs in ETFs, the first website for careers and recruitment in the ETF industry.  

 
Contact: 
Deborah Fuhr 
Managing Partner, Founder 
ETFGI 
Mobile: +44 777 5823 111 
Email: deborah.fuhr@etfgi.com 
Web: www.etfgi.com 

Connect on:
Deborah Fuhr Twitter | LinkedIn 
ETFGI Twitter | LinkedIn | Website
ETFs Network LinkedIn 
ETF TV Twitter | LinkedIn | Website
Women in ETFs, Board member and founder  
Women in ETFs Twitter | LinkedIn | Website



Disclaimer  

This message is intended solely for the addressee and may contain confidential information.  If you have received this message in error, please send it back to us, and immediately and permanently delete it. Do not use, copy or disclose the information contained in this message or in any attachment.
ETFGI LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC372221. Registered address is 130 Jermyn Street, 6th Floor, St James’s, London SW1Y 4UR. 
 
ETFGI LLP has taken every reasonable precaution to ensure that any attachment to this e-mail has been swept for viruses. However, we cannot accept liability for any damage sustained as a result of software viruses and would advise that you carry out your own virus checks before opening any attachment.