ETF and ETP industry started 2020 with record USD6.35tn in assets

Assets in the global ETF and ETP industry started the new decade at a record high of USD6.35 trillion. 

ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD93.97 billion at the end of December, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD571.03 billion which is higher than the USD515.81 billion gathered at this point last year. 

Assets invested in the global ETFs/ETPs industry have increased by 3.8 per cent, from USD6.12 trillion at the end of November, to USD6.35 trillion at the end of December, and increased 31.9 per cent for the year, according to ETFGI's December 2019 Global ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report. 

“Renewed optimism with easing trade tensions and accommodation from the US Federal Reserve helped the S&P 500 gained 3.0 per cent during December to close the year up 31.5 per cent. The S&P Developed ex-US BMI gained 3.7 per cent during the month, concluding 2019 up 22.8 per cent. The S&P Global BMI ended December and the year with favourable gains, up 3.6 per cent and 26.8 per cent, respectively," says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.