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European ETF and ETP assets reach record high of USD477.4bn


Assets of exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in Europe reached a new record high of USD477.4 billion at the end of August 2014, according to data released by ETFGI.

Year to date net new assets gathered of USD50.4bn is USD17.1bn greater than the previous full year record level of NNA gathered in 2012.
At the end of August 2014 the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,061 ETFs/ETPs, with 6,232 listings, from 50 providers listed on 26 exchanges, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end August 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report.
New record highs in assets were reached at the end of August by ETF/ETP industries in Canada with USD67.9bn, Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) with USD103.7bn, Europe with USD477.4bn, the US with USD1.91trn and globally with USD2.70trn. YTD NNA flows reached record levels for the ETF/ETP industries in Japan at USD16.5bn, Europe at USD50.4bn, the US at USD107.3bn and globally at USD185.0bn.
In August 2014 ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD7.7bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD4.4bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with USD2.8bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD132m.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in August with USD3.3bn, followed by Vanguard with USD1.3bn, DB x Trackers with USD1.1bn, Think ETFs with USD973m, UBS GAM with USD 585m and HSBC with USD514m in net inflows in August.
iShares is the largest ETF/ETP provider in terms of assets with USD223.4bn, reflecting 46.8 per cent market share, db x/db ETC is second with USD56.0bn and 11.7 per cent market share, followed by Lyxor AM with USD49.0bn and 10.3 per cent market share. The top three ETF/ETP providers, out of 50, account for 68.8 per cent of European ETF/ETP assets, while the remaining 47 providers each have less than five per cent market share.

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