European ETP assets approach $450 billion

May 12th, 2014 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

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ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered a record level of $9.2 billion in monthly net new assets in April which, when combined with positive market performance, pushed assets to a new record high of $449.7 billion, according to preliminary data from ETFGI.

European ETP assets approach $450 billion

European ETP assets approach $450 billion

At the end of April 2014, the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,015 ETFs/ETPs, with 6,130 listings, from 50 providers listed on 25 exchanges across Europe.

The ETF/ETP industry globally hit a record high of $2.49 trillion in assets at the end of April 2014.

Of the $9.2 billion of inflows added over the month, equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $5.2 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with $2.9 billion, and active ETFs/ETPs with $460 million.

Year to date through end of April 2014, ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe have seen net inflows of $20.3 billion which is significantly ahead of the $6.9 billion gathered at this time in 2013, the $2.7 billion gathered in 2012, as well as the $11.0 billion gathered in 2011. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs have gathered the largest net inflows YTD with $9.8 billion, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with $8.7 billion, and active ETFs/ETPs which have gathered net inflows of $959 million YTD.

In April 2014, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $2.6 billion, followed by Source with $1.7 billion in net inflows, and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s db X-trackers/DB ETCs with $1.1 billion in net inflows.

Commenting on the data, Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI, said: “In April, as was the case in March, investors continued to show a strong preference to equity allocations. Equity markets were again choppy in April – the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high on April 2nd but ended the month up less than 1%. The DJIA closed the month at an all-time high of 16,581. Outside the U.S., developed markets improved slightly, European equities continued to strengthen, while emerging markets remained flat for the month.”

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