Equities lead global ETP flows in 2021 as investors turn away from commodities

Total ETP flows hit $1.3trn

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Nearly $10bn was pulled out of gold ETPs in 2021
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Nearly $10bn was pulled out of gold ETPs in 2021

Global flows into exchange-traded products totalled $1.3trn in 2021, with equities leading the way while commodities saw their first yearly outflows in three years, according to the latest data from BlackRock.

Total inflows into the industry were nearly two times higher than the previous record set in 2020, and equalled the total inflows across both 2019 and 2020 combined. As the ETP industry continued to reach new heights throughout 2021, equity flows dominated, with investors allocating $983bn of net new cash to the asset class through the investment vehicle - over twice as much a the $424bn seen in 2020. Inflation-linked ETPs see record inflows in October BlackRock said: "[Equity] flow levels proved far from uniform throughout the year, with large inflow months often followed by a sig...

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