ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD60.19 billion in July, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD269.73 billion.
Assets invested in the Global ETF/ETP industry have increased by 1.7 per cent, from USD5.64 trillion at the end of June, to USD5.74 trillion setting a record, according to ETFGI’s July 2019 Global ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report.
“The S&P 500 gained 1.4 per cent in July, as strong earnings combined with signs of economic growth and expectations of a rate cut by the Federal Reserve supported equity gains. International markets posted losses, with the S&P Developed Ex-US and the S&P Emerging BMI both down 1 per cent, with headwinds including U.S. dollar strength. Boris Johnson began his term as UK Prime Minister with demands for a renegotiation of the EU withdrawal agreement, issuing a threat to otherwise leave without one. Pound sterling fell to near its lowest in two years. according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.
At the end of July 2019, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,888 ETFs/ETPs, with 15,859 listings, assets of USD5.74 Tn, from 421 providers listed on 72 exchanges in 58 countries.
In July 2019, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD60.19 billion. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted net inflows of USD18.48 billion in July, bringing net inflows for 2019 to USD131.74 billion, considerably greater than the USD59.49 billion in net inflows fixed income products had attracted by the end of July 2018. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed Globally attracted net inflows of USD35.76 billion in July, bringing net inflows for 2019 to USD114.53 billion, substantially less than the USD176.81 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of July 2018. Commodity ETFs/ETPs gathered USD4.27 billion bringing net inflows to USD7.77 billion for 2019 which is greater than the USD2.36 billion in net inflows gathered through July 2018.
Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETF’s by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD31.05 billion in July, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY US) gathered USD4.08 billion alone.