Strong equity markets and inflows sent ETP assets up to almost USD1.2 trillion last week according to figures released by Deutsche Bank.
Total ETP assets added USD24.6bn or 2.1% from the previous week’s AUM level. With practically USD1.20 trillion in assets, ETPs keep consolidating what has been a remarkable growth YTD (+14.7%). Assets for equity, fixed income and commodity ETPs moved +USD26.3bn, +USD0.2bn, and -USD2.0bn during last week, respectively.
US ETPs registered USD14.4bn of inflows during last week vs USD1.8bn of inflows the previous week, setting the YTD weekly flows average at +USD4.8bn (+USD53.3bn YTD in total cash flows).
Driven by SPY inflows (+USD10.2bn), which may be related to the S&P 500 quarterly rebalancing week, equity flows dominated the CF scoreboard. Equity, Fixed Income, and Commodity ETPs experienced flows of +USD13.1bn, +USD1.1bn, and -USD0.0bn last week vs +USD0.8bn, +USD1.1bn, and -USD0.1bn the previous week, respectively.
Within Equity ETPs, Large Cap products experienced the largest inflows (+USD9.7bn), followed by US Sector ETPs (+USD3.1bn); while Small Cap vehicles experienced the largest outflows (-USD0.9bn). Within Fixed Income ETPs Corporates recorded the largest inflows (+USD0.8bn); while Sovereign had the largest outflows (-USD0.5bn).
Within Commodity ETPs, flows were practically muted across the board.
There were four new ETFs listed on NYSE Arca during the previous week. The new funds provide additional ways to implement income-seeking strategies in the Equity and Fixed Income space.