ETFGI reports Thematic ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$6.92 billion during November 2021

LONDON — December 29, 2021 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs/ETPs ecosystem, reported today that Thematic ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$6.92 billion during November, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$77.87 billion which is slightly lower than the US$90.50 billion gathered at this point last year. Total assets invested in Thematic ETFs and ETPs decreased by 0.1% from US$441.27 billion at the end of October 2021 to US$440.75 billion, according to ETFGI’s November 2021 ETF and ETP Thematic 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 $441 Bn invested in Thematic ETFs and ETPs listed globally at the end of November 2021 are the 2nd highest on record. 
  • YTD 2021 net inflows of $77.87 Bn are the second highest on record. 
  • $77.87 Bn YTD net inflows are just $28.32 Bn lower than the full year 2020 record net inflows $106.19 Bn.  
  • $93.56 billion in net inflows gathered in the past 12 months. 
  • Assets increased 20.7% YTD in 2021, going from US$365.02 billion at end of 2020, to US$440.75 billion.
  • 24th month of consecutive net inflows 

“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. 

Global Thematic ETF and ETP asset growth as at end of November 2021

Since the launch of the first Thematic ETF/ETP in 2001, the iShares North American Natural Resources ETF, the number and diversity of products have increased steadily.  There were 1,062 Thematic ETFs/ETPs and 2,006 listings globally, assets of $441 Bn, from 228 providers listed on 50 exchanges in 40 countries at the end of November 2021. During November, 51 new Thematic ETFs/ETPs were launched.

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered 
$6.12 Bn during November. Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF (META US) gathered $664 Mn the largest individual net inflow.

Top 20 Thematic ETFs/ETPs by net new assets November 2021

NameTickerAssets(US$ Mn)Nov-21NNA(US$ Mn)YTD-21NNA(US$ Mn)Nov-21
Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETFMETA US811.44809.41664.22
SPDR Gold SharesGLD US56,592.95(9,771.73)663.25
Mirae Asset TIGER China Electric Vehicle Solactive ETF371460 KS2,565.361,925.49635.58
AdvisorShares Pure US Cannabis ETFMSOS US1,148.361,424.88467.09
Lyxor Net Zero 2050 S&P Eurozone Climate PAB (DR) UCITS ETF – AccEPAB FP1,519.441,147.16434.05
Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETFPAVE US5,181.333,904.94371.95
Samsung KODEX K-Metaverse Active ETF401470 KS357.82354.43266.47
First Trust NASDAQ CEA Cybersecurity ETFCIBR US5,609.521,737.27266.19
Global X Lithium & Battery Tech ETFLIT US5,990.992,474.72265.61
Huatai-PineBridge CSI Photovoltaic Industry ETF515790 CH2,429.88333.90234.95
CTBC TIP Customized Taiwan Green Energy and Electric Vehicles ETF00896 TT209.81223.09213.06
Mirae Asset TIGER Fn Metaverse ETF400970 KS351.01338.90210.07
Invesco Physical Gold ETC – AccSGLD LN13,748.80471.81204.21
Fubon MSCI ACWI IMI Select Future Mobility Top 30 Capped ETF00895 TT210.25295.89204.15
KB KBSTAR iSelect METAVERSE ETF401170 KS195.22201.80192.64
Global X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETFDRIV US1,307.63930.58180.82
Global X Cybersecurity ETFBUG US1,126.49896.99165.77
Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETFBLOK US1,644.851,013.76164.99
FlexShares Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index FundGUNR US5,973.701,982.64160.99
KraneShares Global Carbon ETFKRBN US1,417.841,059.43156.09

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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.

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Published on December 29, 2021

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