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ETF FlowWatch - February 2022   Apr 20 2022
  Worldwide ETFs recorded $66 billion in net flows during February 2022. Equity ETFs led with $48 billion in net new money, followed by bond and commodity ETF products garnering $7 and $10 billion, respectively. Global ETF assets dropped slightly to $9.73 trillion as of February 2022. ETFs in Europe garnered $9 billion in net flows. Equity ETF vehicles led with $6 billion in net subscriptions, followed by commodity ETFs gaining $2 billion. Meanwhile, bond ETFs trailed behind with $1 billion in net subscriptions. ETFs in Asia accumulated $6 billion in net new money, mainly driven by equity and bond ETF investments which accumulated an aggregate of $6 billion. Meanwhile, commodity ETF products suffered net redemptions of $5 million. ICBC CSOP BBG China Tre + Plcy Bnk Bd Idx ETF A was the largest new ETF launch in February 2022, attracting $808 million in net flows.

 
 
ETF FlowWatch - January 2022   Mar 23 2022
  Worldwide ETFs recorded $76 billion in net flows during January 2022. Equity ETFs led with $54 billion in net new money, followed by bond and commodity ETF products garnering $9 billion and $13 billion, respectively. Global ETF assets dropped slightly to $9.82 trillion as of January 2022. ETFs in Europe garnered $26 billion of net flows, mainly driven by equity and bond ETF investments which accumulated an aggregate of $24 billion. European commodity products took in a little over $1 billion in net subscriptions. ETFs in Asia accumulated $9 billion in net new money, primarily pushed by equity and bond ETFs gathering $6 billion and $2 billion, respectively. Commodity ETF products trailed behind with $1 billion in net flows. Mirae Asset TIGER China STAR50 Exchange Traded Fund (Equity-Deriv) was the largest new ETF launch in Janauary 2022, attracting $270 million in net flows.

 
 
ETF FlowWatch - December 2021   Feb 22 2022
  ETFs accumulated $86 billion in December 2021 amid continued expansion of the stock market. As a result, worldwide ETFs garnered a record $989 billion in net subscriptions for the entire year. For the month of December, equity ETFs led with $75 billion in net new money, followed by bond ETFs with $12 billion in net flows. Meanwhile, commodity ETF products suffered $1 billion in net redemptions. Global ETF assets surpassed $10 trillion for the first time and stood at $10.2 trillion as of December 2021. BHARAT BOND ETF-APRIL 2032 was the largest new ETF launch in December 2021, attracting $842 million in net flows.

 
 
ETF FlowWatch - November 2021   Jan 19 2022
  Worldwide ETFs recorded $69 billion in net flows during November 2021 amid robust investment activity. Equity ETFs led with $54 billion in net new money, followed by bond ETFs accumulating $11 billion in net flows. Commodity ETF products trailed behind with $4 billion in net flows. Global ETF assets dropped slightly to $9.83 trillion as of November 2021. In the U.S., equity ETF vehicles amassed $38 billion in net new cash, primarily driven by Equity US - Large Cap accumulating $21 billion in net subscriptions. Bond ETFs gathered $6 billion in net new money and commodity ETFs took in $3 billion in net new cash. ChinaAMC MSCI China A 50 Connect Index ETF was the largest new ETF launch in November 2021, attracting $1 billion in net flows. The ETF seeks to track the MSCI China A 50 Connect CNY Index.

 
 
ETF FlowWatch - October 2021   Dec 13 2021
  ETF net flows worldwide accumulated $82 billion in net flows during October 2021 amid continued expansion of the stock market. Equity ETFs led with $63 billion in net new money, followed by bond ETFs with $15 billion in net flows. Commodity ETF products trailed behind with $5 billion in net subscriptions. Global ETF assets rose to a record high of $9.92 trillion as of October 2021. ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF was the largest new ETF launch in October, attracting $1.2 billion in net flows. The ETF seeks to provide capital appreciation primarily through managed exposure to bitcoin futures contracts but does not invest directly in bitcoin.

 
 
ETF FlowWatch - September 2021   Nov 17 2021
  Worldwide ETFs recorded $60 billion in net flows during September 2021 amid robust investment activity. Equity ETFs led with $37 billion in net new money, followed by bond ETFs accumulating $22 billion in net flows. Commodity ETF products trailed behind with $400 million in net flows. Global ETF assets dropped slightly to $9.455 trillion as of September 2021. ETFs in Europe gained $12 billion of net flows, mainly driven by equity and bond ETFs which garnered an aggregate of $14 billion. This, however, was offset by commodity ETF products suffering nearly $2 billion in net redemptions. In Asia, equity ETFs received $5 billion in net new cash, followed by bond ETF investments gathering $3 billion in net flows. Meanwhile, commodity ETF products experienced net redemptions of $4 billion. As of September 2021, ETF assets in Europe and Asia stood at $1.5 and $1 trillion, respectively.

 
 
ETF FlowWatch - August 2021   Oct 20 2021
  ETF net flows worldwide accumulated $68 billion in net flows during August 2021 amid continued expansion of the stock market. Equity ETFs led with $55 billion in net new money, followed by bond ETFs with $13 billion in net flows. On the other hand, commodity ETF products suffered $321 million in net redemptions. Global ETF assets rose to a record high of $9.68 trillion as of August 2021. In the U.S., equity ETF vehicles amassed $38 billion in net new cash, primarily driven by Equity US - Large Cap attracting $25 billion in net subscriptions. Bond ETFs gathered $9 billion in net new money. Meanwhile, commodity ETF products suffered $2 billion in net redemptions. Fubon MSCI ACWI IMI Select Future Mobility Top 30 Capped ETF was the largest new ETF launch in August 2021, attracting $129 million in net subscriptions.