ESG ETF inflows surge in 2020 & 2021

ESG ETFs saw record inflows and AUM in 2020 continuing into 2021 according to TrackInsight.

Total ESG ETF assets rose from around $50bn to $210bn from January 2020 to January this year with February seeing a 9% rise with flows of $19bn making it the largest single month for ESG ETF flows.

Anaelle Ubaldino, Head of ETF Research and Investment Advisory at TrackInsight said: “The flexibility of the ETF wrapper means that an ever-increasing range of ideas, from actively managed strategies to ESG and thematic investments like disruptive tech and Bitcoin, are now easily available to all investors, and many are taking the opportunity to gain exposure to asset classes and strategies that were previously unavailable to them.