BetaShares’ latest review shows the Australian ETF industry continues to grow and reached yet another new record high of $97.3B at the end of February.
The company said in its report: “The industry’s market cap grew by a relatively subdued 0.5% for the month to reach a new record high of $97.3B.
“Industry growth over the last 12 months has been 52%, representing absolute growth of $33B over this period.
“With volatility back in February, we saw a significant rise in trading value, which grew 45% month on month.
“International equities once again led the way for inflows ($830m of net flows). Bonds, with Australian bonds in particular, were the second biggest category, albeit a significantly smaller levels than equities ($260m of flows).”
Top 5 category inflows (by $) – February 2021
|Australian Listed Property||$65,939,351|
Top sub-category inflows (by $) – February 2021
|International Equities – Developed World||$317,752,722|
|International Equities – Sector||$238,485,736|
|International Equities – Asia||$128,620,232|
BetaShares noted outflows from commodities products included profit taking by investors in oil exposures.
The report also highlighted a 200% growth growth in ethical and sustainable ETFs and there are now 18 ethical/sustainable products available and approximately $3B in assets.
There were 258 Exchange Traded Products trading on the ASX and Chi-X with no new product launches or closures.