ETF and Index News

European-listed ETFs grow AUM by record amount in January

Feb 13th, 2018 | By
European ETF AUM grows by record amount in January

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe increased by a record $54.0 billion during January 2018 to reach a new high of $856bn, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI. At the current growth rate, AUM within the European ETF/ETP industry is expected to pass the $1 trillion milestone in April 2018.

Tradeweb’s European ETF marketplace enjoys record trading in January

Feb 13th, 2018 | By
Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at Tradeweb.

Trading activity on the Tradeweb European-listed ETF marketplace fell just shy of €20 billion during January 2018, setting a new monthly record by smashing the platform’s previous strongest performance of €17.74bn set in May 2017. Commenting on the new record, Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at Tradeweb, said, “This year promises to be very exciting for European ETFs.”

US-listed ETFs record two years of consecutive monthly inflows

Feb 13th, 2018 | By
US-listed ETFs record two years of consecutive monthly inflows

January 2018 marked the twenty-fourth consecutive month of net inflows into US-listed ETFs/ETPs, reports ETF industry consultant ETFGI. Assets invested across the country’s ETF industry rose by a record $219 billion during the month, consisting of $78.8bn in net new money.

Record global ETP inflows for January 2018, reports Blackrock

Feb 12th, 2018 | By
Patrick Mattar, a managing director within the iShares EMEA capital markets team

Global ETPs raked in $100.6 billion in net inflows during January, eclipsing the previous monthly inflow record of $68.7bn set in September 2008, while EMEA-listed ETPs gathered $14.1bn in January, equalling the largest monthly inflow of all time in January 2015, according to BlackRock’s latest ETP Landscape report. Patrick Mattar, iShares EMEA capital markets team at BlackRock, looks at the key themes behind the month’s record flows.

ETF industry celebrates $5 trillion AUM milestone

Feb 9th, 2018 | By
ETF industry celebrates $5 trillion AUM milestone

Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs broke through the $5 trillion milestone during January, finishing the month at $5.15tn, according to analysis from London-based ETF industry consultants ETFGI.

First Trust Global Portfolios’ ETF suite reaches $600m AUM

Feb 9th, 2018 | By
Derek Fulton, CEO of First Trust Global Portfolios

The assets under management of First Trust Global Portfolios’ (FTGP) European-listed ETF suite has grown to over $600m since the firm debuted its first ETF in the European market in 2011. Derek Fulton, CEO at FTGP said, “We have been hugely encouraged by the increasing interest in our trusted innovative investment solutions and believe this significant growth underlines the value of our proven investment strategies.”

VanEck launches ESG-focused international equity ETF in Australia

Feb 8th, 2018 | By
Arian Neiron, managing director, VanEck Australia

VanEck has unveiled the VanEck Vectors MSCI International Sustainable Equity ETF on the Australian Securities Exchange, providing investors with global exposure to the stocks of companies with high socially responsible investment characteristics. Arian Neiron, VanEck’s managing director and head of Asia Pacific, commented, “We are excited to launch an all-encompassing and true-to-label sustainable international equity fund, incorporating both values-based and impact investing on the ASX.”

Investors turned to ETFs during Tuesday’s market volatility, finds BlackRock

Feb 7th, 2018 | By
BlackRock cross-lists iShares US equity sector ETFs on Xetra

Trading activity in ETFs spiked on the back of Tuesday’s market volatility, according to a statement from BlackRock, with $8.8bn traded across its iShares EMEA-listed range over the course of the day – equivalent to 340% of average daily volume. The figures highlight a growing trend of investors turning to ETFs as the investment vehicle of choice to navigate markets.

US-listed ETFs attract record-breaking inflows in January

Feb 7th, 2018 | By
US-listed ETFs enjoy record-breaking inflows in January, finds SSGA

US-listed ETFs are off to a record-breaking year as investors piled $78 billion worth of net inflows into these products during January — the highest monthly inflow ever — according to data from State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). Matthew Bartolini, head of SPDR Americas research at SSGA, said the net inflows shattered the previous high of $59bn set in November 2016.

ETF Securities cross-lists ‘disruptive technology’ ETFs onto Xetra

Feb 7th, 2018 | By
ETF Securities launches three technology-focused ETFs

ETF Securities’ three recently launched ‘disruptive technology’ ETFs have been cross-listed onto Deutsche Börse’s Xetra platform. The three thematic equity ETFs provide investors with exposure to the performance of niche segments of the e-commerce, pharma and energy-storage-technology sectors.