Assets in Europe-listed ETPs reach new record high

Jun 30th, 2017 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

ETFGI has reported that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe have reached a new record high of $682 billion at the end of May 2017, up 3.7% from the $658bn seen at the end of the previous month. The report goes on to say that assets invested in Europe-listed ETFs/ETPs have increased by 19% from $572bn year-to-date.

European-listed ETFs/ETPs reach new record high

Assets in ETPs listed in Europe have grown at 19.5% per year over the past 10 years.

ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of $13bn in May marking the 33rd month of positive net inflows. However, net inflows are lower in 2017 than the same point last year when net inflows of $17bn were seen by the end of May. Year-to-date, net inflows stand at $53bn.

ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of $13bn in May marking the 33rd month of positive net inflows. However, net inflows so far in 2017 are lower last year when net inflows of $17bn were seen by the end of May.

Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe were the main beneficiaries, gathering $8bn in May and bringing year-to-date net inflows to $32bn compared to net outflows of $6bn at this point last year. In May, ETFs/ETPs giving exposure to European equity gathered the largest net inflows with $4bn, followed by ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to global equity indices with $2bn, and emerging market equity ETFs/ETPs with $2bn, while North American equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of $229 million.

Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of $4bn in May, growing year-to-date net inflows to $12bn, less than the $16bn seen over the same period last year. In May, corporate bond ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $2bn, followed by emerging market bond ETFs/ETPs with $1bn, and government bond ETFs/ETPs with $725mn, while inflation ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of $619m.

ETF/ETP assets may 2017

Source: ETFGI.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of $1bn in May. Year-to-date, net inflows are at $6bn, equal to flows over the same period last year.

Of the ETF providers, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in May with $6bn, followed by Deutsche Xtrackers with $2bn and UBS with $1bn net inflows. Year-to-date, iShares has gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $16bn, followed by UBS with $7bn and Lyxor with $6bn.

At the end of May 2017, the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,276 ETFs/ETPs, with 7,157 listings from 59 providers on 27 exchanges.

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