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ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of US$2.96 billion during August

Deborah Fuhr ETFGI

Total assets increased to US$835 billion at the end of August 2018, up 0.91% from US$828 billion at the end of July, according to ETFGI’s August 2018 Europe ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report…..

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By Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI


(All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

  • Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe increased by 0.91% during August 2018 to $835 Bn.
  • In August 2018, ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe saw net inflows of $2.96 Bn.
  • Year-to-date, assets have increased by 4.12% from $802 Bn at the end of 2017.
  • Marks the 46th consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe.

“On August 22, 2018 the S&P 500 marked its longest bull market –  3,453 days, without a bear market – a 20% drop from the index’s 52-week high.

August was a strong month for U.S. equities with economic strength and strong corporate earnings pushing the S&P 500 to reach record highs and gain 3.26% during the month and up 9.94% year to date.

Most non-US markets suffered declines during August due to investors’ concerns over trade tensions, Brexit, currency crises and a fear of contagion.

Developed markets ex US declined 1.44% in August while up 0.46% YTD, EM markets were down 3.51% and are down 0.81% YTD and Frontier markets were down 4.50% and are down 1.66% YTD.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI.

At the end of August 2018, the Europe ETF/ETP industry had 2,324 ETFs/ETPs, with 7,893 listings, from 67 providers on 26 exchanges. Due to net inflows and market moves the assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the Europe increased by 0.91%, from $828 Bn in July 2018 to $835 Bn.

European ETF and ETP asset growth as at end of August 2018

Equity based ETFs/ETPs attracted the largest net inflows during August with $3.37 Bn, bringing net inflows for 2018 to $27.90 Bn, less than the $45.16 Bn in net inflows at this point last year.

Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $615 Mn during August, bringing net inflows for 2018 to $9.20 Bn, considerably less than the $22.12 Bn in net inflows at this point last year.

Commodity based ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of $860 Mn during August, bringing net inflows for 2018 to $2.62 Bn, less than the $7.47 Bn in net inflows at this point last year.

A high proportion of net inflows during August can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $4.93 Bn. The Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF (VUSA LN) saw net inflows of $678 Mn, the largest in August.

Top 20 ETFs by net new assets August 2018: Europe

NameTickerAssets
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
ADV
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018
NNA
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETFVUSA LN 25,924 9 2,334 678
iShares $ Floating Rate Bond UCITS ETF AccFLOA LN 936 2 935 655
iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETFCSSPX SW 31,247 8 2,793 600
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETFIWDA LN 15,492 17 1,265 354
iShares MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (Dist)IMEU LN 5,264 1 (401) 321
Xtrackers MSCI USA Swap UCITS ETFXMUS GY 3,348 0 264 276
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Canada UCITS ETF (CAD) A-disCANCDA SW 1,131 1 706 178
iShares S&P 500 EUR Hedged UCITS ETF (Acc)IUSE LN 4,564 3 1,128 173
iShares $ Treasury Bond 7-10yr UCITS ETFIBTM LN 2,859 1 808 168
BNP Paribas Easy S&P 500 UCITS ETF EUR Hedged Cap.ESEH FP 560 2 289 165
Xtrackers S&P 500 Swap UCITS ETFD5BM GY 4,308 1 1,213 158
Xtrackers DAX UCITS ETFXDAX GY 4,516 8 87 158
Lyxor EUR 2-10Y Inflation expectations UCITS ETFINFL FP 1,550 0 294 135
Invesco Bloomberg Commodity UCITS ETF (EUR)CMOE IM 137 (0) 135 135
iShares EURO STOXX UCITS ETF (DE)SXXEEX GY 1,907 9 (262) 131
SciBeta HFE Europe Equity 6F EW UCITS ETFEHEF LN 207 0 178 131
Lyxor MSCI World Health Care TR UCITS ETF – C-USDHLTW LN 219 0 141 130
Xtrackers MSCI World Health Care Index UCITS ETFXDWH GY 516 0 216 130
iShares $ TIPS 0-5 UCITS ETFTP05 LN 982 1 570 130
Lyxor UCITS ETF EURO CASHCSH FP 1,031 1 395 122

The top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered $484 Mn by the end of August 2018. 

Top 10 ETPs by net new assets August 2018: Europe

Name       TickerAssets
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
ADV
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018
NNA
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
Xtrackers Physical Gold Euro Hedged ETCXAD1 GY 1,724 1 231 132
ETFS NickelNICK LN 388 0 278 87
ETFS Physical GoldPHAU LN 5,826 9 90 80
ETFS Agriculture DJ-UBSCISMAIGA LN 341 0 109 63
Invesco Gold ETCSGLD LN 4,063 4 (276) 63
Boost EURO STOXX 50 3x Short Daily ETP3EUS LN 34 0 27 17
Boost US Large Cap 3x Short Daily ETP3USS LN 29 0 11 11
Xtrackers Physical Gold ETCXGLD LN 771 2 64 11
ETFS CoffeeCOFF LN 85 0 30 11
ETFS Energy DJ-UBSCISMAIGE LN 123 0 25 9

Investors have tended to invest in International market cap and lower cost ETFs in August.

Source: ETFWorld

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