ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe reached a new record high of US$658 billion at the end April 2017……
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Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI
surpassing the prior record of US$640 billion set at the end of Q1 2017 (click here to view the ETFGI European listed ETF/ETP asset growth chart).
At the end of April 2017, the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,257 ETFs/ETPs, with 7,128 listings, assets of US$658 Bn, from 60 providers listed on 27 exchanges in 21 countries.
“Investors continued to favour equities over fixed income and commodities as equity markets performed positively in April. The S&P 500 was up 1%, international equity markets outside the US and emerging markets were both up 2% in April. Investors were captivated by a closely-fought first round of the French elections during April,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI.
ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of US$5.20 Bn in April marking the 32nd month of positive net new asset flows. Year to date, net inflows stand at $40,562 Mn. At this point last year there were net inflows of $14,989 Mn.
Equity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$2.97 Bn in April, bringing year to date net inflows to US$24.20 Bn, which is greater than the net outflows of US$4.79 Bn over the same period last year.
Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of US$1.04 Bn in April, growing year to date net inflows to US$8.86 Bn, which is less than the same period last year which saw net inflows of US$13.38 Bn.
Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of US$450 Mn in April. Year to date, net inflows are at US$5.17 Bn, compared to net inflows of US$5.33 Bn over the same period last year.
Amundi ETF gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in April with US$1.82 Bn, followed by UBS ETFs with US$1.24 Bn and Lyxor AM with US$910 Mn net inflows.
YTD, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$10.04 Bn, followed by Lyxor AM with US$5.51 Bn and Amundi ETF with US$5.44 Bn net inflows.