European ETF industry starts year in impressive style

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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The ETF/ETP industry in Europe had an impressive start to the year, gathering $14.9 billion in net new assets in January 2015, according to industry consultancy ETFGI.

European ETF industry starts year in impressive style

The European ETF/ETP indsutry gathered just shy of $15 billion in net new assets in Januray, which is the largest amount of monthly net inflows on record.

This is the largest amount of net inflows gathered in a month, surpassing the prior record of $10.8 billion in net inflows set in July 2014.

The European ETF/ETP industry had 2,095 ETFs/ETPs, with 6,347 listings, assets of $466 billion, from 50 providers on 26 exchanges according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end January 2015 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $9.0 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with $5.2 billion and commodity ETFs/ETPs with $760 million.

Commenting on the numbers, Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI, said: “The ECB announced on January 22nd a stimulus package which will total $1.27 trillion based on buying $69 billion a month in public and private bonds to stimulate the European economy. The S&P 500 was down 4%, developed markets were flat, emerging markets were down slightly while frontier markets where down 3% in January”.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with $6.5 billion, followed by UBS with $2.3 billion, DeutscheAWM with $1.5 billion, Lyxor with $1.3 billion and ETF Securities with $825 million in net inflows.

Over the course of the month, 18 new ETFs/ETPs were launched by 6 providers. Sixteen ETFs/ETPs closed.  The number of ETFs/ETPs with assets above $1 billion has increased over the past year from 83 in January 2014 to 106 ETFs/ETPs in January 2015.

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