ETF Inflows Total Nearly $66B In Jan

February 01, 2021

After a record 2020, ETF inflows began the new year at a sizzling pace. With the first month in the books, January 2021 saw net inflows of $65.7 billion, outpacing the $51 billion collected during January 2020.

The pace of inflows will surely slow down at some point, but simply extrapolating, inflows are on track for $788 billion, which would top last year's $507.4 billion full-year haul.

Of last month's inflows, international equity ETFs led the charge, with inflows of $36.2 billion. U.S. fixed income ETFs followed suit with inflows of $15.6 billion, while U.S. equity ETFs picked up $7.8 billion of new money.

Int'l Equity ETFs Lead The Pack

As I've written in recent weekly updates, some investors may be piling into international stock ETFs on the belief that they present a much better value than their U.S. counterparts. 

Still, the demand for U.S. equities hasn't gone away—not even close. Demand for high-flying growth stocks is especially strong. That demand showed up on the flows charts via the extremely impressive inflows for two ARK products. The ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) and the ARK Genomic Revolution ETF (ARKG) registered inflows of $3.2 billion and $2.4 billion, respectively, during January. 

ARK is now among the 10-largest ETF issuers, with assets under management of $47.5 billion. 

Other ETFs to see interest during the month include the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF), the iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF (IUSB) and the iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF (EFV).

On the other hand, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), the iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) and the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) headlined the monthly outflows list, each with redemptions of more than $3.4 billion.

For a full list of January's top inflows and outflows, see the tables below:

 

Top Gainers (January 2021)

Ticker Name Issuer Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($M) % of AUM YTD 2021 Net Flows($,M)
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund State Street Global Advisors 5,240.37 29,854.57 17.55% 5,240.37
IUSB iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF Blackrock 3,659.50 9,647.96 37.93% 3,659.50
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF Blackrock 3,273.04 10,481.03 31.23% 3,273.04
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF Vanguard 3,190.15 208,151.02 1.53% 3,190.15
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF ARK 3,165.59 23,096.40 13.71% 3,165.59
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF Blackrock 3,155.05 74,849.31 4.22% 3,155.05
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF Vanguard 2,623.50 70,302.36 3.73% 2,623.50
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF ARK 2,416.20 10,833.85 22.30% 2,416.20
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund State Street Global Advisors 1,813.44 16,381.03 11.07% 1,813.44
ICLN iShares Global Clean Energy ETF Blackrock 1,638.56 6,678.23 24.54% 1,638.56

 

Top Gainers (Year-to-Date)

Ticker Name Issuer Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($M) % of AUM January 2021 Net Flows($,M)
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund State Street Global Advisors 5,240.37 29,854.57 17.55% 5,240.37
IUSB iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF Blackrock 3,659.50 9,647.96 37.93% 3,659.50
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF Blackrock 3,273.04 10,481.03 31.23% 3,273.04
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF Vanguard 3,190.15 208,151.02 1.53% 3,190.15
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF ARK 3,165.59 23,096.40 13.71% 3,165.59
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF Blackrock 3,155.05 74,849.31 4.22% 3,155.05
BND Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF Vanguard 2,623.50 70,302.36 3.73% 2,623.50
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF ARK 2,416.20 10,833.85 22.30% 2,416.20
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund State Street Global Advisors 1,813.44 16,381.03 11.07% 1,813.44
ICLN iShares Global Clean Energy ETF Blackrock 1,638.56 6,678.23 24.54% 1,638.56

 

Biggest Losers (January 2021)

Ticker Name Issuer Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($M) % of AUM YTD 2021 Net Flows($,M)
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust State Street Global Advisors -9,497.14 322,648.11 -2.94% -9,497.14
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF Blackrock -4,207.21 21,596.07 -19.48% -4,207.21
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust Invesco -3,481.51 152,046.80 -2.29% -3,481.51
USMV iShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF Blackrock -2,788.83 30,209.60 -9.23% -2,788.83
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF Blackrock -2,380.37 52,112.71 -4.57% -2,380.37
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF Blackrock -2,309.23 238,741.93 -0.97% -2,309.23
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF Blackrock -1,584.17 3,858.00 -41.06% -1,584.17
QUAL iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF Blackrock -1,455.18 20,038.32 -7.26% -1,455.18
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF Blackrock -1,378.14 16,453.87 -8.38% -1,378.14
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF Blackrock -1,216.09 17,141.41 -7.09% -1,216.09

 

Biggest Losers (Year-to-Date)

Ticker Name Issuer Net Flows ($,mm) AUM ($M) % of AUM January 2021 Net Flows($,M)
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust State Street Global Advisors -9,497.14 322,648.11 -2.94% -9,497.14
HYG iShares iBoxx USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF Blackrock -4,207.21 21,596.07 -19.48% -4,207.21
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust Invesco -3,481.51 152,046.80 -2.29% -3,481.51
USMV iShares MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF Blackrock -2,788.83 30,209.60 -9.23% -2,788.83
LQD iShares iBoxx USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF Blackrock -2,380.37 52,112.71 -4.57% -2,380.37
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF Blackrock -2,309.23 238,741.93 -0.97% -2,309.23
IYR iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF Blackrock -1,584.17 3,858.00 -41.06% -1,584.17
QUAL iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF Blackrock -1,455.18 20,038.32 -7.26% -1,455.18
SHV iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF Blackrock -1,378.14 16,453.87 -8.38% -1,378.14
TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF Blackrock -1,216.09 17,141.41 -7.09% -1,216.09

 

Asset Classes (January 2021)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 7,773.98 3,164,691.35 0.25%
International Equity 36,160.12 1,120,966.24 3.23%
U.S. Fixed Income 15,557.76 982,081.47 1.58%
International Fixed Income 4,178.58 127,290.48 3.28%
Commodities 838.35 142,769.71 0.59%
Currency 83.31 1,994.25 4.18%
Leveraged -1,098.24 47,228.94 -2.33%
Inverse 1,380.60 11,629.82 11.87%
Asset Allocation 371.87 13,762.60 2.70%
Alternatives 439.74 6,074.55 7.24%
Total: 65,686.07 5,618,489.41 1.17%

 

Asset Classes (Year-to-Date)

  Net Flows ($, mm) AUM ($, mm) % of AUM
U.S. Equity 7,773.98 3,164,691.35 0.25%
International Equity 36,160.12 1,120,966.24 3.23%
U.S. Fixed Income 15,557.76 982,081.47 1.58%
International Fixed Income 4,178.58 127,290.48 3.28%
Commodities 838.35 142,769.71 0.59%
Currency 83.31 1,994.25 4.18%
Leveraged -1,098.24 47,228.94 -2.33%
Inverse 1,380.60 11,629.82 11.87%
Asset Allocation 371.87 13,762.60 2.70%
Alternatives 439.74 6,074.55 7.24%
Total: 65,686.07 5,618,489.41 1.17%

 

January 2021 ETF Issuer League Table

Issuer Net Flows ($,M) AUM ($,M) % of AUM YTD 2021 Net Flows($,M)
Blackrock 5,063.94 2,057,518.87 0.25% 5,063.94
Vanguard 26,120.75 1,553,231.18 1.68% 26,120.75
State Street Global Advisors 3,490.09 856,848.93 0.41% 3,490.09
Invesco 1,297.54 303,006.08 0.43% 1,297.54
Charles Schwab 3,387.39 205,403.02 1.65% 3,387.39
First Trust 2,377.04 115,073.86 2.07% 2,377.04
VanEck 1,125.82 54,005.43 2.08% 1,125.82
ProShares 680.95 49,346.37 1.38% 680.95
JPMorgan Chase 3,890.24 49,267.77 7.90% 3,890.24
ARK 8,273.12 46,793.99 17.68% 8,273.12
WisdomTree 395.89 39,594.53 1.00% 395.89
PIMCO 488.37 26,424.47 1.85% 488.37
Mirae Asset 3,270.11 24,675.86 13.25% 3,270.11
Fidelity 390.62 24,494.76 1.59% 390.62
Goldman Sachs 165.06 22,376.22 0.74% 165.06
Deutsche Bank 323.21 20,811.00 1.55% 323.21
Direxion -126.44 19,371.74 -0.65% -126.44
Northern Trust 155.42 14,725.22 1.06% 155.42
Franklin Templeton 74.89 8,837.82 0.85% 74.89
SS&C 38.63 7,922.37 0.49% 38.63
CICC 626.89 7,345.89 8.53% 626.89
Aberdeen Standard Investments 202.72 6,513.66 3.11% 202.72
ETFMG 332.82 6,348.80 5.24% 332.82
Exchange Traded Concepts 358.91 6,191.83 5.80% 358.91
Pacer Advisors -89.29 5,778.80 -1.55% -89.29
Victory Capital 90.79 5,773.58 1.57% 90.79
John Hancock 0.93 5,119.27 0.02% 0.93
US Commodity Funds -655.28 4,516.46 -14.51% -655.28
Innovator 195.11 4,274.21 4.56% 195.11
Janus Henderson 209.54 4,148.98 5.05% 209.54
New York Life 193.78 4,090.10 4.74% 193.78
American Century Investments 144.13 4,057.87 3.55% 144.13
Principal 43.10 3,966.18 1.09% 43.10
The Hartford 87.37 3,816.64 2.29% 87.37
Amplify Investments 362.61 3,680.46 9.85% 362.61
Nuveen Securities 499.10 3,180.76 15.69% 499.10
US Global Investors 72.75 3,051.91 2.38% 72.75
Barclays Capital Inc. 253.93 2,833.36 8.96% 253.93
BMO 28.33 2,201.91 1.29% 28.33
Toroso Investments 231.07 1,777.76 13.00% 231.07
AdvisorShares 452.13 1,582.42 28.57% 452.13
O’Shares Investments 28.30 1,535.50 1.84% 28.30
Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC 96.50 1,377.59 7.00% 96.50
Vident -2.32 1,369.64 -0.17% -2.32
GraniteShares 44.21 1,360.19 3.25% 44.21
Prudential -15.39 1,332.80 -1.15% -15.39
Defiance ETFs 150.00 1,202.49 12.47% 150.00
Davis Advisers 22.97 1,131.93 2.03% 22.97
Aptus Capital Advisors 77.67 1,062.23 7.31% 77.67
Renaissance Capital 113.92 929.70 12.25% 113.92
UBS -13.86 926.50 -1.50% -13.86
Cambria 29.03 894.73 3.24% 29.03
Virtus Investment Partners -13.47 840.21 -1.60% -13.47
EMPIRICAL FINANCE LLC 130.24 834.67 15.60% 130.24
Transamerica Funds -21.23 743.31 -2.86% -21.23
Credit Suisse Group AG 20.92 698.20 3.00% 20.92
Inspire -3.15 693.07 -0.45% -3.15
Main Management 1.85 671.65 0.28% 1.85
The Motley Fool 20.13 586.24 3.43% 20.13
BNY Mellon 47.36 552.57 8.57% 47.36
Nationwide 34.12 537.47 6.35% 34.12
Merk 7.10 440.09 1.61% 7.10
Roundhill Investments 106.46 413.18 25.77% 106.46
Timothy Plan -1.33 392.39 -0.34% -1.33
Al Marketing LLC -1.84 376.65 -0.49% -1.84
Tortoise -42.08 374.05 -11.25% -42.08
Sprott, Inc. 13.59 369.88 3.67% 13.59
TrimTabs -1.66 366.51 -0.45% -1.66
Teucrium 5.05 332.13 1.52% 5.05
WBI -9.90 315.08 -3.14% -9.90
SRN Advisors 17.72 300.40 5.90% 17.72
Liquid Strategies 4.43 297.14 1.49% 4.43
Strategy Shares 76.10 296.00 25.71% 76.10
Howard Capital Management -0.36 291.10 -0.12% -0.36
Redwood Investment Management -131.97 285.40 -46.24% -131.97
ClearShares LLC 0.00 274.82 0.00% 0.00
Regents Park Funds 15.35 273.53 5.61% 15.35
Distillate Capital 44.83 265.76 16.87% 44.83
Tuttle Tactical Management, LLC 90.60 243.96 37.14% 90.60
Swedish Export Credit -31.62 212.07 -14.91% -31.62
EntrepreneurShares, LLC -2.91 195.21 -1.49% -2.91
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. 24.48 175.12 13.98% 24.48
Intangible Capital 0.00 174.92 0.00% 0.00
OBP Capital LLC 26.13 170.63 15.32% 26.13
Core Alternative Capital 14.02 151.43 9.26% 14.02
AGF 1.89 146.60 1.29% 1.89
Donald L. Hagan LLC 3.70 142.98 2.59% 3.70
Simplify Asset Management Inc. 13.70 124.77 10.98% 13.70
Arrow Funds 0.00 106.69 0.00% 0.00
Gadsden 2.86 101.96 2.81% 2.86
Little Harbor Advisors 35.95 92.50 38.87% 35.95
Cboe Vest Financial LLC 0.00 86.98 0.00% 0.00
ProcureAM 39.19 86.76 45.17% 39.19
TrueMark Investments 12.11 82.99 14.59% 12.11
Exponential ETFs -3.72 81.10 -4.59% -3.72
Wahed Invest LLC 8.74 78.22 11.17% 8.74
Emles Advisors LLC 0.55 67.33 0.82% 0.55
CornerCap Investment Counsel, Inc. 5.27 66.14 7.97% 5.27
Syntax Advisors -0.30 64.92 -0.45% -0.30
Pacific Life 0.00 57.24 0.00% 0.00
Metaurus Advisors 0.51 55.10 0.93% 0.51
Pettee Investors 12.04 54.20 22.21% 12.04
Natixis 0.88 50.87 1.73% 0.88
Highland Capital Management -3.31 50.12 -6.61% -3.31
iM Global Partner -6.26 49.89 -12.55% -6.26
Premise Capital -1.50 48.56 -3.09% -1.50
Toews Corp. -1.35 47.56 -2.83% -1.35
Advisors Asset Management 2.77 46.83 5.92% 2.77
Esoterica 20.17 41.46 48.65% 20.17
Impact Shares 3.57 39.55 9.02% 3.57
Beyond Investing 1.76 38.34 4.58% 1.76
Absolute Investment Advisers LLC 0.64 38.30 1.66% 0.64
Change Finance 2.91 35.95 8.10% 2.91
RBS Securities 28.31 32.02 88.43% 28.31
ETF Series Solutions 1.21 25.65 4.71% 1.21
AlphaMark Advisors 0.00 24.88 0.00% 0.00
Truist 1.31 21.21 6.17% 1.31
Neil Azous Revocable Trust 0.00 19.51 0.00% 0.00
The Leuthold Group LLC 0.70 13.60 5.17% 0.70
Guinness Atkinson Asset Management 4.95 13.27 37.27% 4.95
Counterpoint Mutual Funds LLC -0.60 12.02 -5.01% -0.60
Alternative Access Funds LLC 0.00 10.04 0.00% 0.00
Point Bridge Capital 0.00 9.80 0.00% 0.00
Changebridge Capital LLC 4.02 9.49 42.37% 4.02
EquBot 1.61 7.93 20.36% 1.61
Water Island Capital Partners LP 0.00 6.40 0.00% 0.00
2nd Vote Value Investments, Inc 0.00 5.39 0.00% 0.00
Global Beta Advisors -4.09 3.58 -114.28% -4.09
Inverdale Capital Management LLC 0.00 3.57 0.00% 0.00
Grace Partners of Dupage LP 0.00 3.11 0.00% 0.00
Whitford Asset Management 0.00 2.85 0.00% 0.00
New Age Alpha Advisors LLC 1.26 2.65 47.69% 1.26
Gotham Asset Management Holdings 0.51 2.53 20.03% 0.51
Reflection Asset Management, LLC 0.00 2.29 -0.01% 0.00
Swan Global Investments 0.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00
MCCM Group LLC 0.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00
Rayliant Investment Research 0.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00

 

Disclaimer: All data as of 6 a.m. Eastern time the date the article is published. Data is believed to be accurate; however, transient market data is often subject to subsequent revision and correction by the exchanges.

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