Assets under management in commodity exchange traded products in Europe last week reached EUR42.8 billion, surpassing those in fixed income for the first time, according to a new ETF Market Statistics report from Lyxor ETFs.
The increase has been driven by rising precious metal prices and commodity ETPs in Europe now account for 17.6% of total AUM. AUM in European ETPs have also reached a record EUR243bn.
According to the report, weekly on-exchange ETP turnover fell from the high levels seen the previous week to €14bn – a fall of 56%, while underlying equity market activity (measured by the STOXX Europe 600 Index turnover) fell by almost 49% on the previous week at €120bn. Reported on exchange ETP trading, meanwhile, was 11.70% of equivalent equity market activity.
Lyxor market share rose slightly at 24.21%, second below the combined iShares market share which fell from 29.4% to 28.09%.
Deutsche Boerse continued to have the highest market share on both a 5 and 20 day basis with 20 day market share of 34.62%
The LSE had the next highest market share on a 5 day basis at 18% followed by Euronext with 17.4%. On a 20 day basis Euronext is second with market share of 19.6%.