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.
|SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust||SPY US|
|Vanguard Total International Bond ETF||BNDX US|
|iShares MBS ETF||MBB US|
|Vanguard Real Estate ETF||VNQ US|
|iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF||IEF US|
|Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF||VWO US|
|iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF||USMV US|
|BHARAT 22 ETF||ICICIB22 IN|
|UBS ETFs plc – MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-acc||ACWIU SW|
|UBS ETFs plc – MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to CHF) A-acc||ACWIS SW|
|iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF||ITOT US|
|UBS ETFs plc – MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to EUR) A-acc||ACWIE SW|
|TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund||1306 JP|
|NEXT FUNDS Nikkei 225 Double Inverse Index Exchange Traded Fund||1357 JP|
|iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF||TLT US|
|iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF||IYR US|
|iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF||LQD US|
|iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF||HYG US|
|iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Govt Bond UCITS ETF||SEML LN|
|iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF||AGG US|
“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.
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