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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

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

Name Ticker Assets
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
ADV
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018
NNA
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF VUSA LN  25,924  9  2,334  678
iShares $ Floating Rate Bond UCITS ETF Acc FLOA LN  936  2  935  655
iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF CSSPX SW  31,247  8  2,793  600
iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF IWDA 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 ETF XMUS GY  3,348  0  264  276
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Canada UCITS ETF (CAD) A-dis CANCDA 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 ETF IBTM 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 ETF D5BM GY  4,308  1  1,213  158
Xtrackers DAX UCITS ETF XDAX GY  4,516  8  87  158
Lyxor EUR 2-10Y Inflation expectations UCITS ETF INFL 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 ETF EHEF LN  207  0  178  131
Lyxor MSCI World Health Care TR UCITS ETF – C-USD HLTW LN  219  0  141  130
Xtrackers MSCI World Health Care Index UCITS ETF XDWH GY  516  0  216  130
iShares $ TIPS 0-5 UCITS ETF TP05 LN  982  1  570  130
Lyxor UCITS ETF EURO CASH CSH 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        Ticker Assets
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
ADV
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
NNA
(US$ Mn)
YTD 2018
NNA
(US$ Mn)
Aug-18
Xtrackers Physical Gold Euro Hedged ETC XAD1 GY  1,724  1  231  132
ETFS Nickel NICK LN  388  0  278  87
ETFS Physical Gold PHAU LN  5,826  9  90  80
ETFS Agriculture DJ-UBSCISM AIGA LN  341  0  109  63
Invesco Gold ETC SGLD LN  4,063  4  (276)  63
Boost EURO STOXX 50 3x Short Daily ETP 3EUS LN  34  0  27  17
Boost US Large Cap 3x Short Daily ETP 3USS LN  29  0  11  11
Xtrackers Physical Gold ETC XGLD LN  771  2  64  11
ETFS Coffee COFF LN  85  0  30  11
ETFS Energy DJ-UBSCISM AIGE 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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