ETFGI reports a record USD1.05tn invested in Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed globally at the end of February 2021

Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered a record USD18.39 billion in net inflows during February bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record USD29.45 billion. 

Smart Beta Equity ETF/ETP assets have increased by 5.9 per cent from USD994 billion to USD1.05 trillion, with a 5-year CAGR of 22.9 per cent, according to ETFGI’s February 2021 ETF and ETP Smart Beta industry landscape insights report, a monthly report which is part of an annual paid-for research subscription service.  

There were 1,344 smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs, with 2,573 listings, assets of USD1.05 trillion, from 192 providers on 45 exchanges in 37 countries at the end of February 2021. 

Alternative Weighting ETFs and ETPs attracted the greatest monthly net inflows, gathering USD10.05 billion during February. Quality ETFs and ETPs suffered the greatest net outflows during the month and amounted to USD584 million.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD16.6 billion during February. SPDR Bloomberg SASB US Corporate ESG UCITS ETF (SSPU GY) gathered USD5.54 billion.