Leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, ETFGI, announced today that ETFs and ETPs listed globally collected 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.)

Some landmark achievements for the ETF and ETP universe were reached according to ETFG’s research. For example:

  • 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 by 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.

Substantial asset inflows can be credited to the top 20 ETF’s by net new assets, which in total gathered $27.20 Bn in February; the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY US) gathered $3.09 Bn just by itself. Some of the ETFs in this group included names like: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)Vanguard Total International Bond ETF (BNDX), iShares MBS ETF (VNQ)Vanguard Real Estate ETF(MBB)iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF). The full table of the top 20 ETFs by net  new assets is listed below.

NameTicker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
Feb-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
Feb-19

SPDR S&P 500 ETF TrustSPY US

262,427

(5,156)

3,094

Vanguard Total International Bond ETFBNDX US

15,855

2,561

2,151

iShares MBS ETFMBB US

15,592

3,219

1,722

Vanguard Real Estate ETFVNQ US

32,604

1,467

1,664

iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETFIEF US

13,218

3,053

1,620

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETFVWO US

62,465

2,282

1,620

iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETFUSMV US

23,506

2,551

1,510

BHARAT 22 ETFICICIB22 IN

2,224

1,490

1,493

UBS ETFs plc – MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-accACWIU SW

2,237

1,354

1,355

UBS ETFs plc – MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-accACWIS SW

1,919

1,210

1,241

iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETFITOT US

18,472

1,383

1,204

UBS ETFs plc – MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-accACWIE SW

2,094

1,162

1,133

TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund1306 JP

78,772

3,303

1,091

NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 Double Inverse Index Exchange Traded Fund1357 JP

1,972

1,396

1,074

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETFTLT US

10,951

2,274

980

iShares U.S. Real Estate ETFIYR US

4,542

706

925

iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETFLQD US

32,522

1,966

881

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETFHYG US

15,342

1,342

834

iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Govt Bond UCITS ETFSEML LN

8,340

1,498

805

iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETFAGG US

58,021

517

 

“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.

For more market trends, visit ETFtrends.com.

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters!
Please enter your email address to subscribe to ETF Trends' newsletters featuring latest news and educational events.