Global ETF/ ETP assets reach a new record of USD7.62tn at the end of November 2020

Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached new records of USD7.62 trillion and net inflows reached a new record of USD670.57 billion at the end of November.

ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered record net inflows of USD131.99 billion during November, bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record USD670.57 billion which is higher than the USD475.53 billion gathered at this point last year, the full year 2019 NNA of USD571.15 billion as well as the prior full year record for net inflows of USD654 billion set at the end of 2017. Assets invested in the global ETFs/ETPs industry have increased by 11.4 per cent from USD6.84 trillion at the end of October 2020, to USD7.62 trillion at the end of November, according to ETFGI's November 2020 Global ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, the monthly report tht is part of an annual paid-for research subscription service. 

“During November the S&P 500 gained 11 per cent, vaccine and US election news boosting optimism which contributed to the best month since April," says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI. "Developed markets outside the US, had a very strong month up 15.3 per cent, all markets where up over 9 per cent. The S&P Europe 350 had its best month ever. Global equities gained 12.8 per cent in November with all 50 countries up for the month on postive prospects of overcoming Covid. This was the highest monthly return since the turn of the century. Emerging markets gained 8.9 per cent during the month.” 

The Global ETF/ETP industry had 8,536 ETFs/ETPs, with 16,983 listings, assets of USD7.62 trillion, from 501 providers listed on 74 exchanges in 60 countries at the end of November.

During November, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD131.99 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD108.80 billion over November, bringing net inflows for 2020 to USD302.83 billion, higher than the USD212.61 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted for the corresponding period through November 2019. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs reported USD16.49 billion in net inflows bringing net inflows for 2020 to USD210.49 billion, which is greater than the USD207.49 billion in net inflows reported through November 2019. Commodity ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net outflows of USD8.02 billion in November, bringing year to date newt inflows to USD63.40 billion which is significantly higher than the net infows of USD18.58 billion gathered at this point in 2019.

Active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of USD18.55 billion during November, bringing net inflows for 2020 to USD77.24 billion, more than the USD38.27 billion in net inflows active products had attracted for the corresponding period through November 2019.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD64.84 billion during November, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY US) gathered USD15.11 billion alone.

The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered USD1.20 billion over November. ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures (UVXY US) gathered USD462 million alone.