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Assets invested in the global ETFs and ETPs industry broke through the USD8 trillion milestone at the end of January. A record USD83.08 billion in net inflows was gathered during January, which is higher than the USD68.13 billion gathered in January 2020 but lower than the record USD98.05 billion gathered in January 2018. 

Assets under management increased by 0.9 per cent from USD7.99 trillion at the end of December 2020, to USD8.06 trillion at the end of January, according to ETFGI’s January 2021 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 posted a loss of 1 per cent for January due to the sell-off during the last week of the month,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI. “Small and mid-cap stocks outperformed in January, with the S&P Mid-Cap 400 and the S&P SmallCap 600 up 2 per cent and 6 per cent, respectively. Slower-than-expected Covid-19 vaccine distribution affected global impacted equities globally. The Developed markets ex- the US ended the month down 1 per cent while Emerging markets were up 3 per cent for the month.“ 

The global ETF and ETP industry had 8,675 products, with 17,344 listings, assets of USD8.06 trillion, from 523 providers listed on 76 exchanges in 61 countries at the end of January.

Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD49.08 billion, which is greater than the USD34.35 billion in net inflows equity products attracted in January 2020. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs reported USD13.25 billion in net inflows, which is lower than the USD21.61 billion in net inflows in January 2020. Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of USD2.83 billion which is less than the USD4.11 billion in January 2020.

Active ETFs/ETPs listed globally reported net inflows of USD16.90 billion during January, which is significantly higher than the USD6.47 billion in net inflows active products had attracted in January 2020.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD41.96 billion during January, Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF US) gathered USD4.15 billion alone.

The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered USD3.26 billion over January. The iShares Silver Trust (SLV US) gathered USD1.81 billion.

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