Assets Invested in Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs Listed Globally Reached a Record US$1.22 Trillion at the End of May 2021

By ETFGI

ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reports assets invested in Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a record US$1.22 trillion at the end of May. Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$19.39 billion during May, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$93.28 billion which is higher than the US$12.99 billion gathered at this point last year. Year-to-date through the end of May 2021, Smart Beta Equity ETF/ETP assets have increased by 3.12% from US$1.19 trillion to US$1.22 trillion, with a 5-year CAGR of 22.8%, according to ETFGI’s May 2021 ETF and ETP Smart Beta industry landscape insights report, the monthly report which is part of an annual paid-for research subscription service.  (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

    • Record $1.22 trillion invested in Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed globally at end of May.
    • Smart Beta ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $19.39 Bn during May the second highest behind the record $27.92 Bn gathered in March 2021
    • Year-to-date net inflows are a record $93.28 billion which is higher than the $12.99 billion gathered at this point in 2020 and the prior record of $40.15 Bn gathered year to date in 2015.

    Comparison of Assets in Market Cap, Smart Beta, Other and Active Equity Products

    Source: ETFGI

    Source: ETFGI data sourced from ETF/ETP sponsors, exchanges, regulatory filings, Thomson Reuters/Lipper, Bloomberg, publicly available sources and data generated in-house. Note: This report is based on the most recent data available at the time of publication. Asset and flow data may change slightly as additional data becomes available.

    At the end of May 2021, there were 1,316 smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs, with 2,601 listings, assets of $1.22 Tn, from 195 providers listed on 45 exchanges in 37 countries.

    Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $14.17 Bn during May. Vanguard Value ETF (VTV US) gathered the largest net inflows $2.03 Bn.

    Top 20 Smart Beta ETFs/ETPs by Net New Assets May 2021

    NameTickerAssets (US$ Mn) May-21NNA (US$ Mn) YTD-21NNA (US$ Mn) May-21
    Vanguard Value ETFVTV US81,905.638,988.942,026.87
    Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETFRSP US28,680.036,678.311,550.49
    Schwab US Dividend Equity ETFSCHD US25,355.805,436.54989.62
    SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETFSPYV US12,941.473,848.02985.47
    SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETFSPYD US4,538.851,484.85918.61
    SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETFMDYV US2,440.70523.83877.87
    Invesco S&P 500 Pure Value ETFRPV US3,184.731,669.42836.03
    iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETFEFV US14,501.805,834.72727.46
    iShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor UCITS ETF – AccIUVL LN6,297.173,443.04666.30
    iShares Edge MSCI USA Value Factor ETFVLUE US16,492.724,648.97653.31
    First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETFRDVY US4,485.522,052.41512.61
    Vanguard Growth ETFVUG US73,969.02977.70499.81
    iShares Edge MSCI Europe Value Factor UCITS ETFIEFV LN3,690.681,354.98496.12
    iShares Edge MSCI World Value Factor UCITS ETF – AccIWVL LN6,062.102,119.81443.20
    iShares Trust iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETFESGU US17,363.462,283.56417.28
    iShares S&P 500 Value ETFIVE US23,001.981,148.98339.26
    Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETFVOE US14,607.631,174.33332.31
    Xtrackers S&P 500 Equal Weight UCITS ETF (DR) – 1C – AccXDEW GY6,329.473,148.72326.92
    JPMorgan US Value Factor ETFJVAL US1,068.10925.73308.39
    Yuanta/P-shares Taiwan Dividend Plus ETF0056 TT2,788.98(101.19)263.62

    Source: ETFGI data sourced from ETF/ETP sponsors, exchanges, regulatory filings, Thomson Reuters/Lipper, Bloomberg, publicly available sources and data generated in-house. Note: This report is based on the most recent data available at the time of publication. Asset and flow data may change slightly as additional data becomes available.

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