ETFGI reports record net inflows of US$126 billion into actively managed ETFs at the end of November 2021

LONDON — December 20, 2021 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today record net inflows of US$126 billion into actively managed ETFs at the end of November. Actively managed ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of US$5.75 billion during November, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$126.04 billion. Assets invested in actively managed ETFs/ETPs finished the month down to 1.3%, from US$439 billion at the end of October to US$433 billion, according to ETFGI’s November 2021 Active ETF and ETP 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.)


  • Assets of $433 Bn invested in actively managed ETFs and ETPs industry at end of November 2021 are the 2nd highest on record.
  • Assets increased 51.6% YTD in 2021 going from $285.85 Bn at end of 2020 to $433.40 Bn.
  • Record YTD 2021 net inflows of $126.04 Bn beating prior record of $77.12 Bn gathered in YTD 2020.
  • 126.04 Bn YTD net inflows are $34.94 Bn greater than the full year 2020 record net inflows $91.10 Bn.
  • $140.02 Bn in net inflows gathered in the past 12 months.
  • 20th month of consecutive net inflows
  • Actively managed Equity ETFs and ETPs gathered a record $63.72 Bn in YTD net inflows 2021.

“Due to the growing threat of a new COVID variant Omicron, the S&P 500 declined 0.69% in November, however, the index is up 23.18% year to date. Developed markets, excluding the US, experienced a fall of 4.94% in November. Israel (down 1.03%) and the US (down 1.47%) experienced the smallest losses among the developed markets in November, while Luxembourg suffered the biggest loss of 16.90%. Emerging markets declined 3.53% during November. United Arab Emirates (up 8.15%) and Chile (up 5.51%) gained the most, whilst Turkey (down 13.72%) and Poland (down 11.95%) witnessed the largest declines.” According to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.

Growth in actively managed ETF and ETP assets as of the end of November 2021

At the end of November 2021, the Global active ETFs and ETPs industry had 1,386 products, with 1,711 listings, assets of $433 Bn, from 264 providers listed on 29 exchanges in 22 countries.

Equity focused actively managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $5.78 Bn over November, bringing net inflows for the year to November 2021 to $63.72 Bn, more than the $33.06 Bn in net inflows equity products had attracted for the year to November 2020. Fixed Income focused actively managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally attracted net outflows of $1.18 Bn during November, bringing net inflows for the year to November 2021 to $47.15 Bn, much greater than the $39.72 Bn in net inflows fixed income products had attracted for the year to November 2020. 

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 active ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered
$6.13 Bn during November. Nuveen Growth Opportunities ETF (NUGO US) gathered $1.63 Bn the largest individual net inflow.

Top 20 actively managed ETFs/ETPs by net new assets November 2021

(US$ Mn)
(US$ Mn)
(US$ Mn)
Nuveen Growth Opportunities ETFNUGO US3,279.593,282.061,632.03
SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETFSRLN US8,468.996,289.08562.16
JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETFJEPI US4,911.384,723.00506.01
AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETFMSOS US1,148.361,424.88467.09
Etfmad Afarin Persian – AccFATF12,032.8590.30351.90
ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETFBITO US1,422.631,594.56351.57
Samsung KODEX K-Metaverse Active ETF401470 KS357.82354.43266.47
Cabana Target Leading Sector Aggressive ETFCLSA US452.70445.29261.24
Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETFAVUV US2,061.811,274.30167.35
Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETFBLOK US1,644.851,013.76164.99
Andishe Varzan ETF – AccAVSF1460.61(36.35)164.26
Dimensional International Core Equity Market ETFDFAI US883.28792.21159.40
JPMorgan US Research Enhanced Index Equity UCITS ETF – AccJREU LN618.55391.04152.07
Dimensional US Core Equity 2 ETFDFAC US14,407.41678.16151.80
Dimensional US Core Equity Market ETFDFAU US1,448.641,097.48140.52
First Trust Preferred Securities and Income FundFPE US7,722.391,862.65138.70
Innovator U.S. Equity Power Buffer ETF – NovemberPNOV US186.55116.01135.47
Blackrock US Carbon Transition Readiness ETFLCTU US1,597.271,442.70131.74
First Trust Senior Loan ETFFTSL US2,967.121,655.34114.81
WisdomTree US Efficient Core FundNTSX US905.23414.74113.36

Investors have tended to invest in Equity ETFs and ETPs during November. 
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Announcing the dates for the 2022 ETFGI Global ETFs Insights Summits!

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem is excited to announce the dates have been set and registrations are open for our 2022 ETFGI Global ETFs Insights Summits!  

Over the past 10 years ETFGI has hosted a number of webinars and events. Our summits have evolved and expanded to provide in-depth discussion on the trends Investment Management and ETFs industry. The 6 annual events cover the global ETF landscape in terms of geography, asset classes, the types of ETFs, the growing categories of investors and the regulatory initiatives that are driving product development and product use and selection.

The events are designed as educational events for financial advisors and traders, portfolio managers, CIOs at buyside institutional investor to examine how ETFs are being traded, selected, and used and hear about the most current regulatory, index, active, product and trading developments impacting investors.

Exciting line up of speakers in fireside chats and panel discussions on timely and relevant topics with sponsor booths and virtual networking!

Free registration and CPD educational credits are offered to buy side institutional investors and financial advisors. The sessions are recorded so sessions can be watched later or watched again at your convenience.

2022 Virtual Events Schedule:

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Published on December 20, 2021

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