Crypto Asset Inflows Hit $9.3B In 2021

January 04, 2022

Takeaways

  • Digital asset investment products saw inflows totalling US$9.3bn in 2021, a 36% increase from 2020.
  • While the increase from 2019 to 2020 was significantly higher at 806%, we believe this represents a maturing industry, with total assets under management (AuM) ending the year at US$62.5bn.
  • The total number of coins in investment product form has expanded from 9 to 15. 37 investment products were launched in 2021 versus 24 in 2020 and now total 132, indicative of the demand and popularity of digital assets.

Weekly Crypto Asset Flows

 

Flows by Provider

 

 

Flows by Assets

 

Digital asset investment products saw inflows totalling US$9.3bn in 2021, a 36% increase from 2020. While the increase from 2019 to 2020 was significantly higher at 806%, we believe this represents a maturing industry, with total assets under management (AuM) ending the year at US$62.5bn in 2021 versus just US$2.8bn at the end of 2019.

The final week of 2021 saw a third week outflows totalling US$32m, with the trend suggesting diminishing outflows following the record weekly outflows mid-December. Total outflows for the 3 weeks now total US$260m 0.4% of AuM.

Bitcoin saw total 2021 inflows of US$6.3bn versus US$5.4bn, a year-on-year increase of only 16%, where there was the lowest growth in inflows rela5tive to other digital asset investment products.

Ethereum saw inflows double from US$920m in 2020 to US$1.3bn in 2021 although in the most recent round of negative sentiment has seen 4 weeks of outflows totalling US$161m.

The total number of coins in investment product form has expanded from 9 to 15. 37 investment products were launched in 2021 versus 24 in 2020 and now total 132, indicative of the demand and popularity of digital assets.

 

Weekly Crypto Asset Flows by Institution

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Weekly Crypto Asset Flows by Asset

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Digital Asset ETP & Mutual fund Net New Assets

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Crypto Asset Fund Flows as Percentage of Fund AuM

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Assets Under Management by Institution

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Bitcoin ETP & Mutual Fund Tumover as % of Total Bitcoin

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Contact James Butterfill at [email protected]

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