ETFGI today reported assets invested in smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs listed in globally reached a new record high US$534 billion at the end of January 2017, according to data from ETFGI’s January 2017 global smart beta equity ETF and ETP industry insights report…...
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Von Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI
Record levels of assets were reached at the end of January for equity smart beta ETFs/ETPs listed globally with US$534.06 Bn, in the United States with US$476.85 Bn, in Europe with US$36.82 Bn, in Canada with US$12.92 Bn and in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) with US$4.73 Bn.
In January 2017, smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of US$10.69 Bn. Combining market moves and net inflows, smart beta equity ETF/ETP assets have increased by 26.7% from US$421.58 Bn to US$534.06 Bn in January, with a 5-year CAGR of 30.6%.
At the end of January 2017, there were 1,208 smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs, with 2,034 listings, assets of US$534 Bn, from 150 providers listed on 37 exchanges in 32 countries.
“Investors favour equities over commodities and fixed income during January as equity markets had a good start to 2017. Developed markets outside the US and emerging markets showed strong performance in January up 3.2% and 5.1% respectively while the S&P 500 index was up 1.9% and the DJIA index was up 0.6% in January,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI.
89% of Smart Beta assets are invested in the 606 ETFs/ETPs that are domiciled and listed in the United States and 78% of the assets are invested in the 477 ETFs/ETPs that provide Smart Beta exposure to the US market.
iShares gathered the largest ’smart beta‘ ETF/ETP net inflows in January with US$3.82 Bn, followed by PowerShares with US$1.31 Bn and Vanguard with US$1.28 Bn net inflows.
Products tracking S&P Dow Jones ’smart beta‘ indices gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with US$5.16 Bn, followed by MSCI with US$1.14 Bn and CRSP with US$1.09 Bn net inflows.