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Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada reached a record USD171.62bn at the end of July, says ETFGI


Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada reached USD171.62 billion, a new record, at the end of July.  ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada gathered net inflows of USD4.58 billion during June, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD21.40 billion which is significantly more than USD9.00 billion in net inflows gathered at this point in 2019 and nearly as much as the USD20.93 billion gathered in all of 2019. 

At the end of the month, Canadian ETF assets increased by 7.5 per cent, from USD159.58 billion at the end of June to USD171.62 billion according to ETFGI’s July 2020 Canadian ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, a monthly report which is part of an annual paid-for research subscription service.  
“The S&P 500 gained 5.6 per cent in July, aided by the US Federal Reserve stimulus and strong earnings,” Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI. “International markets also gained, with Developed Ex-US and Emerging up 3.0 per cent and 8.5 per cent, respectively. In the developed markets Scandinavian countries benefited most, led by Norway (up 10.8 per cent) and Sweden (up 10.1 per cent); while Japan (down 2.0 per cent) was the sole negative performer among developed countries. Dollar weakness contributed toward the positive momentum in Emerging markets where 19 of 25 countries gained, led by Brazil (up 14.4 per cent) and Pakistan (up 13.4 per cent), while Taiwan (up 12.1 per cent) neared an all-time high.” says 

At the end of July 2020, the Canadian ETF industry had 812 ETFs, with 984 listings, assets of USD172 billionn, from 36 providers listed on two exchanges.

ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada gathered net inflows of USD4.58 billion in July. Year to date, net inflows stand at USD21.40 billion. At this point last year there were net inflows of USD9.00 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD1.37 billion over July, bringing net inflows for the year to USD10.93 billion, much higher than the USD1.01 billion in net inflows Equity products had attracted for the year to July 2019. Active ETFs/ETPs attracted net inflows of USD2.18 billion over the month, gathering net inflows YTD of USD6.89 billion, greater than the USD4.98 billion in net inflows Active products had reported for the year to July 2019. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs had net inflows of USD889 Mn during July, bringing net inflows for the year to July 2020 to USD2.79 billion, slightly higher than the USD2.77 billion in net inflows Fixed Income products had attracted by the end of July 2019.  Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of USD85 Mn in July. Year to date, net inflows are at USD406 Mn, compared to net inflows of USD44 Mn over the same period last year.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD3.74 billion during July. NBI Unconstrained Fixed Income ETF (NUBF CN) gathered USD1.21 billion alone.

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