Assets invested in actively-managed ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record high of US$79.3 billion at the end of January 2018, shattering the previous record of US$75.2 billion set at the end of 2017. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.).....
Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI
In January 2018, actively-managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally saw net inflows of $3.08 Bn
Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$1.47 Bn, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with US$1.22 Bn
During January 2018 assets invested in Active ETFs/ETPs increased by $4.11 Bn, or 5.47%. According to ETFGI’s data this growth represents the greatest absolute monthly increase in assets on record. The previous record was set in June 2017, when assets grew by $3.19 Bn.
Active ETF/ETP asset growth as at end of January 2018: Global
The majority of this growth is attributable to actively-managed ETFs/ETPs listed in the US, where invested assets increased by $2.73 Bn over the month. In terms of asset class, assets invested in actively-managed fixed income ETFs/ETPs and equity ETFs/ETPs globally increased by similar amounts; $1.70 Bn and $1.69 Bn, respectively.
January 2018 also marked the 37th consecutive month of net inflows into actively-managed ETFs and ETPs, with $3.08 Bn gathered during the month. According to ETFGI’s data monthly net inflows into these products have only exceeded $3.08 Bn once, in May 2017, when actively-managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered $3.30 Bn.
The majority of these flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $2.30 Bn in January 2018. The PIMCO US Dollar Short Maturity ETF (MINT LN) on its own accounted for net inflows of $439 Mn.
Top 20 actively-managed ETFs/ETPs by net new assets: Global
Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$1,468 Mn, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with US$1,223 Mn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$263 Mn, while currency ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with US$19 Mn.