European ETF industry sees 22nd consecutive month of inflows

Aug 30th, 2016 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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Assets in exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in Europe reached a new record high of $539bn at the end of July 2016, according to ETFGI. Net inflows of $9.4bn over the month represent the largest month of asset gathering during 2016 and mark the 22nd consecutive month of net inflows.

European ETFs/ETPs reach record high AUM at end of July, finds ETFGI

Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI

Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI, commented: “Investor confidence returned during July after the surprising result of June’s Brexit vote. The S&P 500 was up 3.7% in July. Developed markets outside the US gained 5.1% and emerging markets were up 4.8%.”

Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $4.8bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with $2.6bn, and equity ETFs/ETPs with $2.2bn.

iShares pulled in the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in July with $6.9bn, followed by SPDR ETFs with $1.1bn and ETF Securities with $1.0bn net inflows.

Year-to-date (YTD), ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe have gathered net inflows of $31.7bn, over a third below the $48.2bn gathered at this point in 2015. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs have attracted the largest amount of net new assets YTD with $22.4bn, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of $10.1bn. Both levels of net inflows represent YTD records. Equity ETFs/ETPs have shed $2.0bn in net new assets YTD.

iShares is the most successful gatherer of net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with $19.8bn, followed by ETF Securities with $4.0bn and SPDR ETFs with $2.9bn net inflows.

In July, 15 new ETFs/ETPs were launched in Europe by 5 providers, bringing the total number of products in the region to 2,220, with 6,957 listings, from 54 providers listed on 25 exchanges in 21 countries.

Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of July for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at $3.343tn, in the US at $2.367tn, in Japan at $191.8bn and in Canada at$81.2bn.

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