Global ETF and ETP assets reach new record high of USD5.96tn

ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD50.82 billion in October, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD401.19 billion which is significantly more than the USD379.12 billion gathered at this point in 2018.  

Assets invested in the Global ETFs/ETPs industry have increased by 3.0 per cent, from USD5.78 trillion at the end of September, to a new record high of USD5.96 trillion at the end of October, according to ETFGI's October 2019 Global ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. 
“The Fed rate cut and the looming hope for an agreement between US-China shaped a favourable investment environment in equity markets globally which led the S&P 500 to gain 3.2 per cent during October. International markets also gained, with the S&P Developed Ex-US and the S&P Emerging BMI both up 4 per cent.  The better performance of the Equity Markets reflected into a new record high of USD5.96 trillion and higher inflows of ETFs/ETPs exposed to Equity Indices rather than Fixed Income.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

At the end of October 2019, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,846 ETFs/ETPs, with 15,752 listings from 428 providers on 69 exchanges in 58 countries.

In October 2019, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD50.82 billion. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted net inflows of USD19.72 billion in October, bringing net inflows for 2019 to USD191.02 billion, considerably greater than the USD72.03 billion in net inflows fixed income products had attracted by the end of October 2018. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed Globally gathered net inflows of USD22.87 billion in October, bringing net inflows for 2019 to USD158.26 billion, substantially less than the USD269.29 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of October 2018. Commodity ETFs/ETPs gathered USD343 million in net inflows bringing net inflows to USD2.71 billion for 2019, which is greater than the USD94 million in net outflows suffered through October 2018.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD23.11 billion in October, the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI US) gathered USD2.53 billion alone.

The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered USD2.44 billion in October. The iShares Gold Trust (IAU US) gathered USD702 million alone.

Investors have tended to invest in Equities and Fixed Income ETFs during October.

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