Assets in European ETFs reached a new record high of USD599 billion at the end January 2017, surpassing the prior record of USD573 billion set at the end of December 2016, according to ETF data provider ETFGI.
ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe gathered USD11.03 billion of net new assets in January marking the 29th consecutive month of net inflows and at the end of January 2017, the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,230 ETFs/ETPs with 7,003 listings, assets of USD599 billion, from 57 providers on 25 exchanges in 21 countries.
ETFGI’s Deborah Fuhr (pictured) reports that at this point last year there were net inflows of USD3.02 billion. Equity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USD7.47 billion in January, which is greater than the net inflows of USD855 million over the same period last year. European equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD2.75 billion, followed by ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to North American equity indices with USD2.53 billion, and global equity ETFs/ETPs with USD2.39 billion, while emerging market equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of USD263 million.
Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of USD2.28 billion in January, which is greater than the same period last year which saw net inflows of USD982 million.
Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of USD846 million in January, which is greater than the USD726 million over the same period last year.
Actively managed products saw net inflows of USD287 million in January, bringing year to date net inflows to USD287 million, which is greater than the net outflows of USD310 million over the same period last year.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with USD3.30 billion, followed by SPDR ETFs with USD1.31 billion and UBS ETFs with USD1.19 billion net inflows.