Global ESG ETF and ETP assets reach record USD52.35bn at the end of November 2019

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs/ETPs ecosystem, reported today that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD2.66 billion during November. 

Total assets invested in global ESG ETFs and ETPs increased by 7.40 per cent from USD48.75 billion at the end of October to a record USD52.35 billion at the end of November, according to ETFGI’s latest ETFs and ETPs ESG industry landscape insights report, on the back of net inflows of USD2.66 billion during the month.  

At the end of November 2019, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 269 ETFs/ETPs, with 753 listings, assets of USD52.35 billion, from 71 providers on 29 exchanges in 58 countries. Following net inflows of USD2.66 billion and market moves during the month, assets invested in ESG ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased 7.4 per cent, from USD48.75 billion at the end of October 2019 to a record USD52.35 billion.

Since the launch of the first ESG ETF/ETP in 2002, the iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF, the number and diversity of products has increased steadily, with 269 ESG ETFs/ETPs listed globally at the end of November 2019. In November, seven new ESG ETFs/ETPs were launched.
 
Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD1.48 billion in November, JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Research Enhanced Index Equity ESG UCITS ETF (JREM LN) gathered USD201.25 million alone.