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Global ETF industry grows assets by a third in 2017

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Europe-listed equity ETFs saw inflows of $1.6bn during the month, double the amount seen during August 2016.

The global ETF industry (including ETPs) grew by a record $1.287 trillion (36.3%) in 2017, more than double the previous record of $554.0 billion set in 2016, according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI.



BlackRock: 2017 an extraordinary year for ETFs

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Patrick Mattar, a managing director within the iShares EMEA capital markets team

BlackRock, the parent of the iShares, has published its latest ETP Landscape report, which in this edition looks back at 2017 – an extraordinary year for ETPs. Patrick Mattar, a managing director within the iShares EMEA capital markets team, highlights five key stories behind the 2017 European ETP flows.



BlackRock: 7 portfolio ideas for 2018

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
BlackRock: 7 portfolio ideas for 2018

By Richard Turnill, Global Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock

Richard shares seven investing ideas to consider as 2018 gets underway.



Vanguard cross-lists Euro Stoxx 50 ETF to SIX Swiss Exchange

Jan 16th, 2018 | By
Vanguard cross-lists Euro Stoxx 50 ETF to SIX

Vanguard has cross-listed the Vanguard Euro Stoxx 50 UCITS ETF (VX5E SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange, offering another access point for investors seeking exposure to mega-cap blue-chip stocks in the eurozone. The ETF, which is based on the widely followed Euro Stoxx 50 index, is already available on the London Stock Exchange and on Deutsche Börse.



Canada-listed ETFs enjoy record net inflows in 2017

Jan 12th, 2018 | By
Canada-listed ETFs enjoy record net inflows in 2017

ETFs listed in Canada saw record net inflows of $18.9 billion during 2017, according to data provided by ETF industry consultants ETFGI. This is up 48.5% on the total net inflows recorded in 2016 ($12.7bn) and 44.3% more than the previous record ($13.1bn) set in 2015.



European ETF industry flourishes in 2017 with 40% AUM growth

Jan 10th, 2018 | By
European ETF industry flourishes in 2017 with 40% AUM growth

European-listed ETFs enjoyed a record-breaking increase in assets of $230 billion during 2017 to reach $802bn at year-end, according to data from ETFGI. The increase of 40%, from $573bn at the end of 2016, is the most significant growth in European ETF assets since 2009 when markets recovered following the 2008 financial crisis. Commenting, Hector McNeil, co-CEO of HANetf, said: “ETFs are a success story that no asset manager can afford to ignore and I predict double-digit asset growth in ETFs is the new normal.”



ETF managed portfolios AUM up strongly, reports Morningstar

Jan 9th, 2018 | By
Vanguard cross-lists Euro Stoxx 50 ETF to SIX

Investment research firm Morningstar has published the latest instalment of its ETF Managed Portfolios Landscape Report. The report, which covers the third-quarter of 2017, found that total assets under management in the ETF managed portfolios segment increased 7.5% to $115.0 billion. Vanguard retained its position at the top of the mountain with over $9.1bn in AUM across 44 strategies.



US ETF assets up over a third in 2017, finds ETFGI

Jan 8th, 2018 | By
US ETF assets up over a third in 2017, finds ETFGI

Assets invested in ETFs listed in the United States increased by over a third (34.3%) during 2017 to reach a new high of $3.42 trillion at the end of December, according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI. The US is on track to chalk up two straight years of consecutive monthly net inflows, with $44.3bn gathered in December 2017 marking the twenty-third successive month of net inflows.



BlackRock’s iShares captures record net inflows during 2017

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
BlackRock to transfer 50 iShares ETFs to Nasdaq or Bats

BlackRock has announced that its global iShares ETF business expanded at its fastest pace ever last year, collecting a record $246 billion in net new flows. The firm reported that growth was powered by investors of all types, including those using ETFs for core portfolio building blocks as well as for more targeted, niche exposures. Stephen Cohen, Head of iShares EMEA at BlackRock, said: “Our European range remains the go-to for investors seeking both broad market exposures for the core of portfolios, and tactical tools for managers to adjust portfolio return profiles.”



ALPS launches disruptive technologies ETF

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By
Mike Akins, director of ETFs at ALPS Advisors.

ALPS Advisors has teamed up with indexing boutique Indxx to launch the ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (DTEC US) on Cboe ETF Marketplace. “ALPS is proud to be launching one of the first ETFs that offers investors exposure to so many investment themes within a single product”, said Mike Akins, director of ETFs at ALPS.