Globals ETF assets hit US$6.35 trillion

Global ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of US$93.97 billion at end December

Assets in the global ETFs and ETPs industry increased by 3.8%, from US$6.12 trillion at the end of November, to US$6.35 trillion at the end of December. Global ETFs and ETPs increased by 31.9% for the year, which is greater than the 18.6% CAGR over the past 10 years, according to ETFGI data issued on January 16.

ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$93.97 billion at the end of December, the 2nd highest monthly inflow on record, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$571.03 billion which is higher than the US$515.81 billion gathered at this point last year, and the 2nd highest behind December 2017 with US$653.26 billion.

Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$70.90 billion in December, bringing net inflows for 2019 to US$286.23 billion, substantially less than the US$362.34 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of December 2018. 

Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed globally attracted net inflows of US$20.17 billion in December, bringing net inflows for 2019 to US$227.82 billion, considerably greater than the US$107.29 billion in net inflows fixed income products had attracted by the end of December 2018. 

Commodity ETFs/ETPs reported US$57 million in net inflows bringing net inflows for 2019 to US$18.51 billion, which is greater than the US$1.01 billion in net intflows gathered through December 2018.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered US$39.35 billion at the end of December.

At the end of December 2019, the Global ETFs/ETPs industry had 7,927 ETFs/ETPs, with 15,875 listings from 436 providers on 70 exchanges in 58 countries.