SGX-listed ETF AUM almost doubles to $12.55b in 2021

This follows the additional 5 ETFs for 2021. 

A total of $12.55b assets under management (AUM) was reached in 2021 by Singapore Exchange (SGX)-listed exchange-traded fund (ETF) in 2021. 

According to the market update by SGX, the value is 47% more than end-2020’s $8.53b. The year also saw an additional five ETFs, bringing the total product offering to 35 ETFs. 

SGX attributed this performance to global trends that influenced flows into the more popular fixed-income ETFs and the launch of ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF, Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF, and VanEck Bitcoin Strategy ETF in the US.

Of the $4.04b net inflow recorded across ETFs, $2.94b was put towards iShares USD Asia High Yield Bond Index ETF, whilst $316m was directed towards the ICBC CSOP FTSE Chinese Government Bond ETF. Both of the aforementioned bonds are income-focused, whilst a third ETF, equities-focused Lion OCBC Securities Hang Seng TECH ETF, attracted $294m of inflows. 

Overall, the three largest inflow ETFs were met with mixed returns, with respective totals of -11%, +10%, and -32%, respectively.

Following them were SOP iEdge SREIT Leaders Index ETF, ABF Singapore Bond Index Fund, NikkoAM-Straits Trading Asia ex Japan REIT ETF, UOB APAC Green REIT ETF, and Lion-OCBC China Leaders ETF,  with a combined $490m of inflows.

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