ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $67.15bn at the end of January 2020, which is significantly higher than the $17.23bn gathered at this point last year.
Assets invested in the global ETFs/ETPs industry increased by 0.4%, from $6.35trn at the end of December 2019, to $6.37trn at the end of January, according to ETFGI's January 2020 Global ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service.
"During January the S&P 500 lost 0.04% as markets were affected by the Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak and offset any optimism on the trade talks with China. Global equities as measured by the S&P Global BMI were also down 1.33% and the S&P Emerging BMI declined 4.3% as well," said Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.
The Global ETFs/ETPs industry had 7,961 ETFs/ETPs, with 15,944 listings from 440 providers on 70 exchanges in 58 countries at the end of January.
During January 2020, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $67.15bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $34.39bn during January, substantially greater than the $8.94bn in net outflows equity products attracted during January 2019.
Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed globally attracted net inflows of $21.13bn during January, slightly lower than the $23.67bn in net inflows fixed income products attracted during January 2019. Commodity ETFs/ETPs reported $4.14bn in net inflows during January, which is greater than the $2.77bn in net inflows gathered through January 2019.
Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $32.85bn at the end of January, the iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA US) gathered $2.59bn alone.
The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $3.53bn in January. The iShares Physical Gold ETC (SGLN LN) gathered $863.09m alone.
Investors have tended to invest in core equity and core fixed income ETFs during January.