ASX July 2021 figures are out - let's explore the data!

Updated: Aug 19

Update 16th August 2021 - new figures out from Chi-X mean total FUM is now at $118.7 billion

Original article

The July 2021 numbers just came out this morning from the ASX and the growth continues. Since publishing the last update, we saw Chi-X numbers also come out which meant total market FUM (funds under management) grew to $115.7 billion which means 76% year-on-year growth.

There are a number of key metrics that were quite interesting including:

  • Total market FUM is now at $116.5 billion

  • Total inflows was $2.7 billion

  • Overall 1-month returns was +0.9% with best categories including Global Property, Infrastructure and Commodity ETFs

  • ESG type ETFs saw the most number traded in July 2021 but not the highest in terms of transaction values - indicating most of this driven by retail investors.

Let's explore each of these a little bit more.

NB: All data and charts sourced with data from ASX and Chi-X.

FUM growth to over $116 billion

Total market FUM was $65.6 billion on ASX/Chi-X as at 1 July 2020 and with updated figures this grew to $115.7 billion as of June 2021, 76% year on year growth.

This is now at $116.5 billion in July 2021 and on pace to be well over $120 billion by the end of 2021.

FUM growth - January 2017 to July 2021

Global Equity ETFs cover $54.4 billion of thte total followed by $31.1 billion for Australian Equity ETFs. The next biggest include local fixed income ETFs ($9 billion)( then Commodity ETFs ($3.6 billion).

FUM by ETF Category - January 2017 to June 2021

Net Inflows grew by $2.7 billion in July 2021

Total net inflows was $2.7 billion in July 2021. The biggest area of growth was in Global Equity ETFs with $1.5 billion followed by Austalian equity ETFs at $462 million (this was negative last month).

Net Inflows from July 2020 to June 2021