YTD net inflows in global ETFs and ETPs reach USD488.18bn, says ETFGI

ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD59.74 billion during September, bringing year-to-date net inflows to record level of USD488.18 billion which is significantly higher than the USD349 billion gathered at this point last year. 

Assets invested in the global ETFs/ETPs industry decreased by 1.8 per cent, from USD7.01 trillion at the end of August 2020, to USD6.89 trillion at the end of September, according to ETFGI's September 2020 Global ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, the monthly report which is part of an annual paid-for research subscription service. 

“The S&P 500 declined 3.8 per cent in September, with concerns over back-to-school (and resulting COVID cases), US elections and stimulus talks. Strong prior month gains boosted the index to close up 8.9 per cent for Q3," says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI. "Global equities declined 3.1 per cent in September, as measured by the S&P Global BMI. Despite the monthly decline, the global benchmark managed to finish Q3 up 8.1 per cent Q3 and up 0.7 per cent YTD. Emerging markets, declined 2.2 per cent in September but closed up 9.0 per cent  for Q3.”  

The Global ETF/ETP industry had 8,402 ETFs/ETPs, with 16,627 listings, assets of  USD6.89 Trillion, from 487 providers listed on 73 exchanges in 59 countries at the end of September 2020.

During September 2020, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD59.74 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD36.64 billion over September, bringing net inflows for 2020 to USD174.44 billion, higher than the USD132.69 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted during September 2019. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of USD10.93 billion during September, bringing net inflows for 2020 to USD171.56 billion, more than the USD171.38 billion in net inflows fixed income products had attracted over September 2019. Active ETFs/ETPs reported USD8.24 billion in net inflows bringing net inflows for 2020 to USD51.48 billion, which is much greater than the USD29.41 billion in net inflows reported through September 2019.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD36.22 billion during September, the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV US) gathered USD3.89 billion alone.