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Assets Invested In Global ETF/ETP Industry Reached Record $5.57 Trillion At End of April '19


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LONDON — May 17, 2019 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed Globally gathered net inflows of US$45.94 billion in March, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$145.74 billion. Assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry finished the month up 3.2%, from US$5.4 trillion at the end of March, to US$5.57 trillion, according to ETFGI's April 2019 Global ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

  • Assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry reach a new record US$5.57 Tn.
  • Assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry increased 3.2% in April.
  • During April 2019, ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted $45.94 Bn in net inflows.
  • 63 consecutive months of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally.

“Markets appear to have returned to the relative calm they had grown accustomed to over the past few years. Returns for developed indices were higher in April compare to March. The S&P 500 finished April up 4.05%, with year-to-date returns of 13.7%, marking its best quarter since ‘09. The S&P Europe 350 fell -1.42% in March, as economic data from the region continues to send mixed signals, bringing year-to-date returns to 11.85%. The Topix 150 in Japan was up 1.14% in April, bringing year-to-date returns of 3.77%. Emerging & Frontier returns continued to outpace developed markets. The S&P Emerging BMI and Frontier BMI finished March up 1.11% and -0.87%%, bringing year to date returns to 6.12% and 9.87%, respectively.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and founder of ETFGI.

At the end of April 2019, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,774 ETFs/ETPs, from 412 providers listed on 71 exchanges in 58 countries. Following net inflows of $45.94 Bn and market moves during the month, assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry increased by 3.2% from $5.4 Tn at the end of March, to $5.57 Tn.

Growth in Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of April 2019

Equity ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted net inflows of $34.74 Bn in April, bringing net inflows for 2019 to $71.04 Bn, substantially less than the $116.54 Bn Mn in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of April 2018. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted net inflows of $12.35 Bn in April, bringing net inflows for 2019 to $68.62 Bn, considerably greater than the $33.62 Bn in net inflows fixed income products had attracted by the end of April 2018.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETF's by net new assets, which collectively gathered $33.82 Bn in March, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY US) gathered $5.01 Bn alone.

Top 20 ETFs by net new assets April 2019: Global

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 April-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 April -19

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

SPY US

282,427

           908

5,050

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF

TLT US

13,091

        4,097

3,259

Nikkei 225 Exchange Traded Fund

1321 JP

59,067

        3,807

3,100

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF

IVV US

176,763

        3,250

2,668

iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF

IEFA US

64,191

        4,840

2,213

Invesco QQQ Trust

QQQ US

76,072

        1,077

1,903

Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund

XLF US

     25,742

      (1,013)

1,834

Reliance CPSE ETF

CPSEBE IN

6,137

        1,534

1,534

iShares US Treasury Bond ETF

GOVT US

9,906

        2,876

1,287

JPMorgan BetaBuilders Canada ETF

BBCA US

3,737

        1,359

1,272

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

VOO US

113,277

        6,469

1,225

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF

DIA US

22,459

 67

1,087

TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund

1306 JP

81,787

        5,003

1,065

Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

VTI US

114,102

        3,536

1,005

JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF

BBEU US

4,325

        1,354

1,003

Listed Index Fund TOPIX

1308 JP

36,856

        2,598

976

iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF

AGG US

59,985

        1,630

920

iShares € High Yield Corp Bond UCITS ETF

IHYG LN

7,587

        1,911

837

First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund

FXU US

1,206

           786

805

iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF

IEF US

13,434

        3,058

781

The top 10 ETP's by net new assets collectively gathered $1.63 Bn in March. Invesco Gold ETC (SGLD LN) gathered $337 Mn.

Top 10 ETPs by net new assets March 2019: Global

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 April -19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2019

NNA
(US$ Mn) 
April-19

Invesco Gold ETC

SGLD LN

 5,456

 523

 337

VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN

TVIX US

 897

 1,082

 275

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures

UVXY US

 647

 799

 219

VelocityShares Daily 3x Long Natural Gas ETN

UGAZ US

 491

 380

 209

iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN

VXXB US

 846

 905

 195

Xtrackers Energy Booster Euro Hedged ETC

XCTH GY

 136

 133

 132

ETFS Copper

COPA LN

 246

 60

 72

VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN

DWT US

 159

 186

 69

ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF

VIXY US

 239

 193

 63

Large Cap Growth Index-Linked Exchange Traded Notes due 2028

FRLG US

 822

 243

 57

Investors have tended to invest in large cap equity/fixed income ETFs in April.

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. 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

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.





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