ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs have gathered 69 billion US dollars in net new assets in the first 11 months of 2017......
Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI
According to ETFGI’s November 2017 Smart Beta ETF and ETP industry insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service, assets invested in Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs grew by 30.1% year-to-date, the greatest annual increase since 2009 when markets recovered following the 2008 financial crisis, and an increase of 3.8% on the previous record of US$661.74 Bn set in October 2017.
Year-to-date, through end of November 2017, Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed in globally saw record net inflows of US$68.73 Bn; 22.0% more than net inflows for the whole of 2016, and more than the previous YTD record for the same period of US$45.88 Bn set in November 2016. November 2017 also marked the 21st consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs, with US$9.06 Bn gathered during the month.
The majority of these flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered US$33.84 Bn during 2017. The iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR US) on its own accounted for net inflows of US$6.51 Bn.