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BlackRock’s April ETP figures show European assets have reached USD500 bn


BlackRock’s April 2015 ETP report finds that Europe-domiciled ETPs hit USD500 billion in assets under management in the month the industry reached its 15th anniversary. While April flows of USD6.5 billion were less strong than previous months, inflows for the year so far remain at a record-breaking level.

Broad developed market equities were the most popular ETP category in April, winning USD10.4 billion in new money, while fixed income ETPs attracted USD9.9 billion, bringing year to date inflows to USD45.7 billion.
Asia Pacific equities attracted USD4 billion; European equities USD3.1 billion and broad emerging market equity funds had the best inflows since August 2014 while US equity funds lost USD15.5 billion of assets in April and commodity funds lost USD0.7 billion.
Ursula Marchioni, Head of ETP Research at BlackRock commented:
“April’s data endorses the fact that Europe is the ETP industry’s bright spot right now. The growth in assets we’ve seen this year has tipped European-based ETFs over the USD500 billion mark for the first time. 60 per cent of the market’s growth in 2015 is down to European-domiciled funds. It’s a great vote of confidence for the region in a month we celebrated its 15 year anniversary.
“April was a weaker month for ETPs than March, but it continues to be a record year for the popularity of ETPs overall. More money has been put into ETPs so far this year than at the same stage at any other year in the industry’s history.
“ETP investors have strongly favoured broad developed market equities funds, but fixed income and particularly corporate bonds have also proven popular. Economic data and guidance from central banks are influencing investor behaviour in many asset classes. The inflows we’ve seen into broad emerging market equities are at least partially attributable to the US Fed’s cautious tone over interest rate rises, and the continued popularity of currency hedged funds show investors are choosing to protect their investments from heightened currency market volatility.”

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