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ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe received net inflows of $5.4 billion in January 2014, according to findings from ETFGI, a London-based consultancy.
The pattern for net flows in January was very different for ETFs and ETPs listed in the United States, which suffered net outflows of $15.47 billion with equity ETFs/ETPs having the largest net outflows of $15.9 billion, followed by commodity ETFs/ETPs net outflows of $1.16 billion, while fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $566 million.
European listed ETFs and ETPs net inflows of $5.4 billion in January were composed of equity ETFs/ETPs gathering net inflows of $4.01 billion, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with net inflows of $2.05 billion, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of $705 million.
Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI, said: “The buying patterns of European based investors indicates that they are more confident about developed markets including the US than investors based in the US in January 2014.”
Within Europe, UBS gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with $1.79 billion, followed by iShares with $1.34 billion and Lyxor with $1.18 billion. ZKB experienced the largest net ETF/ETP outflows in January with $223 million, followed by Deka with $179 million.
In terms of index providers, Stoxx has the largest amount of ETF assets tracking its benchmarks within Europe with $105 billion, reflecting 25.6% market share; MSCI is second in Europe with $92.7 billion and 22.6% market share, followed by S&P Dow Jones with $43.6 billion and 10.6% market share.