Aussie ETF Update November 2020

Updated: Jan 13

Overall Highlights

Overall returns for the market were strongest all year(+6.0%).


Strongest wasOOO(+31.2%) followed by GGUS (+27.0%) and GEAR (+23.4%).


Strongest performer in 2020 to November is ACDC at (+48.3%) and ATEC (+46.9%) and ASIA (+46.5%)


Saw strongest monthly inflows for ASX funds with +$15 bn. Total FUM now up to $92 bn.


Record level of inflows for November 2020 ($15.1bn)*

Strongest ever net inflows seen in the market at $15.1bn but this is mainly due to the inclusion of the Magellan Global Equities Fund. Excluding that group we still saw $2.6bn in net inflows so would have been a record either way.


ESG Inflows Grow in 2020

Across inflows – strongest remains multi-equity sector thematic ($8.2bn), followed by Fixed Income ($5.7bn) then Commodities ($1.5bn) and ESG ($1.2bn) – latter doubled since last year and we’re not even completed 2020. Note: ignores Magellan inflows in November.


2019 underperformers - Where are they now?

Looking at the lowest 5 performing ETFs of last year (2019), we saw they had an average performance of -28% in terms of cumulative 1-month price returns.


We can use the data to see where they were in 2018 and where they are in 2020 to date shows that there was some improvement but average returns up to November so far for this basket of 5 ETFs is still negative (-12.2%).


2019 outperformers - Where are they now?

This page looks at the opposite. Looking at the top 5 performing ETFs of 2020, we saw they had an average performance of +46.9% in terms of cumulative 1-month price returns.


We can use the data to see where they were in 2018 and where they are in 2020 to date shows that there was some improvement but average returns up to November so far for this basket of 5 ETFs is still positive on average (+21.5%).



Stay tuned next month for our wrap up of what performance, inflows, FUM and many other metrics when the December data comes out from ASX and Chi-X next month.

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