By Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI
ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered US$31.52 billion in net inflows in February and US$98.68 billion year to date which is significantly more than the US$61.57 billion gathered at this point in 2019
Assets invested in the global ETFs/ETPs industry have decreased by 5.4%, from US$6.39 trillion at the end of January 2020, to US$6.04 trillion at the end of February, according to ETFGI’s February 2020 Global ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)
ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered US$31.52 billion in net inflows in February
Year-to-date net inflows of $98.68 billion are higher than the $61.57 billion gathered at this point in 2019
Assets of $6.04 trillion invested in the Global ETFs/ETPs industry at the end of February are the 4th highest on record.
Fixed income products gathered more net inflows than Equity at the end of February.
“At the end of February, the S&P 500 was down 8.2% as coronavirus cases continued to spread and the potential economic impact weighed on investors and the markets. Outside the U.S., the S&P Developed ex-U.S. BMI declined nearly 9.0%. The S&P Emerging BMI lost 5.1% during the month. Global equities as measured by the S&P Global BMI ended down 8.1% with 49 of 50 included country indices down, while China gained 0.9%.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.
At the end of February 2020, the Global ETFs/ETPs industry had 7,980 ETFs/ETPs, with 16,008 listings from 445 providers on 71 exchanges in 58 countries.
At the end of February 2020, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $31.52 billion.
Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $3.83 billion at end of February, bringing net inflows for 2020 to $37.97 billion, greater than the $19.70 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of February 2019.
Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed globally attracted net inflows of $14.76 billion at the end of February, bringing net inflows for 2020 to $35.89 billion, slightly lower than the $38.33 billion in net inflows fixed income products had attracted by the end of February 2019.
Commodity ETFs/ETPs reported $5.40 billion in net inflows bringing net inflows for 2020 to
$9.53 billion, which is greater than the $1.26 billion in net inflows gathered through February 2019.
Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $36.83 billion at the end of February, the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV US) gathered $6.88 billion alone.
Top 20 ETFs by net new inflows February 2020: Global
|iShares Core S&P 500 ETF|
|Vanguard S&P 500 ETF|
|Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF|
|iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF|
|ChinaAMC CSI 5G Communications Theme ETF|
|iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF|
|Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF|
|Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF|
|ChinaAMC CNI Semi-conductor Chip ETF|
|Invesco QQQ Trust|
|Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF|
|SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Mortgage Backed Bond ETF|
|Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund|
|iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF|
|Ping An CSI New Energy Automobile Industry ETF|
|TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund|
|UBS ETF-MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF A – Acc|
|Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund ETF|
|NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 Leveraged Index ETF|
|Vanguard Total International Bond ETF|
The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $4.14 billion in February. The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD US) gathered $1.60 billion alone.
Top 10 ETPs by net new inflows February 2020: Global
|SPDR Gold Shares|
|Xtrackers Physical Gold ETC (EUR)|
|iShares Gold Trust|
|iShares Physical Gold ETC|
|United States Oil Fund LP|
|VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN|
|WisdomTree Physical Swiss Gold|
|Amundi Physical Metals PLC|
|WisdomTree WTI Crude Oil 1x Daily Short|
|Xetra Gold EUR|
ETFGI is a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, based in London, England. Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner, Founder, ETFGI website www.etfgi.com.