Global assets invested in environmental, social and governance exchange-traded funds and other products are up nearly 34% in the first 11 months of 2018 from the year-ago period, compared with just 4.6% year-over-year growth in the assets of all ETFs/ETPs trading worldwide, according to EFTGI.
The research group also says ESG EFTs and ETPs had close to $856 million of asset inflows in November, a jump of almost 7% from the prior month. Their total invested asset level stands at $23.22 billion.
As for flows into actively managed exchange-traded funds and products, these topped $3.6 billion in November. Overall, the level of total assets held in actively managed ETFs and ETPs grew by 3.1% from October to hit $109.4 billion. Actively managed fixed-income ETFs listed in North America, EFTGI adds, continue to grow in popularity.
The UBS MSCI SRI ETF had inflows of $140 million in November, to give it total assets of $823 million, while the iShares MSCI EM ESG Optimized ETF grew by $82 million in November to hit $437 million.