With two weeks left in 2021, it was a record year for ETFs.
US-listed ETFs brought in $ 900 billion in new money, further wiping out the previous 2020 record of $ 504 billion, according to CFRA Research.
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Asset managers have expanded their range of actively managed and themed ETFs that can round out an investor portfolio that is often built with a broad range of market indices.
The BlackRock US Carbon Transition Readiness ETF and Global X Wind Energy ETF are among the hundreds of ETFs that traded in 2021 that were positively rated by CFRA Research.
ETF supply, not just demand, accelerated in 2021.
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With more than $ 100 billion in new money raised since late November, the ETF industry is within reach to hit net inflows of $ 1 trillion for the year.
Asset managers had already launched 439 new products by December 14th.
That’s a 30% increase over the number of commercial products launched in 2020.
Recent changes in regulations that have made it easier to launch an ETF product have likely helped encourage asset managers to introduce new offerings.
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First Trust (27) and Innovator ETFs (22) launched most of the new products in 2021.
Global X has deepened its offering and launched 16 new ETFs, many of which are linked to different long-term themes.
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BlackRock, Invesco and Fidelity each launched double-digit numbers of new products in 2021.