ETFGI Report: Global Actively Managed ETFs Assets Hit Record High of $838 Billion

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LONDON — April 30, 2024 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs ecosystem, reports assets invested in actively managed ETFs listed globally reached a new record of US$838.00 billion at the end of March. Actively managed ETFs reported net inflows of US$25.31 billion during March, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$71.53 billion, according to ETFGI’s March 2024 Active ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

  • Assets invested in actively managed ETFs listed globally reached a new record of $838.00 Bn at the end of March beating the previous record of $797.63 Bn set at the end of February 2024.
  • Assets increased 13.5% year-to-date in 2024, going from $738.21 Bn at the end of 2023 to $838.00 Bn.
  • Net inflows of $25.31 Bn during March.
  • Year-to-date net inflows of $71.53 Bn are the highest on record, followed by year-to-date net inflows of $46.97 Bn in 2021, and the third highest record was year to date net inflows of $37.00 Bn in 2023.
  • 48th month of consecutive net inflows.

“The S&P 500 index increased by 3.22% in March and is up 10.56% YTD in 2024. The developed markets excluding the US index increased by 3.62% in March and is up 5.26% YTD in 2024. Spain (up 10.72%) and Italy (up 6.34%) saw the largest increases amongst the developed markets in March. The Emerging markets index increased by 1.50% during March and was up 2.08% YTD in 2024. Peru (up 10.27%) and Columbia (up 8.19%) saw the largest increases amongst emerging markets in March”, according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder, and owner of ETFGI.

Actively managed ETFs listed globally asset growth as of end March

There were 3,084 actively managed ETFs with assets of $838.00 Bn, from 436 providers listed on 37 exchanges in 29 countries at the end of March.

Equity focused actively managed ETFs listed globally gathered net inflows of $16.83 Bn during March, bringing year to date net inflows to $44.13 Bn, higher than the $27.09 Bn in net inflows YTD in 2023. Fixed Income focused actively managed ETFs listed globally attracted net inflows of $5.97 Bn during March, bringing YTD net inflows to $22.34 Bn, much higher than the $10.07 Bn in net inflows YTD in 2023.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 active ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered
$14.07 Bn during March. Blackrock US Equity Factor Rotation ETF (DYNF US) gathered $3.57 Bn, the largest individual net inflow.

Top 20 actively managed ETFs/ETPs by net new assets March 2024

Investors have tended to invest in Equity actively managed ETFs/ETPs during March.

Deborah Fuhr
Managing Partner
Founder ETFGI