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European ETFs reached record high in first quarter


ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe reached a new record high of USD640 billion at the end of Q1 2017 surpassing the prior record of USD620 billion set at the end of February 2017.  

ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of USD11.36 billion in March marking the 31st month of positive net new asset flows. Year to date, net inflows stand at USD35,37 billion.

At this point last year there were net inflows of USD10.97 billion. At the end of March 2017, the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,241 ETFs/ETPs, with 7,055 listings, assets of USD640 Billion, from 59 providers listed on 26 exchanges in 21 countries. 

Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD6.64 billion in March, bringing year to date net inflows to USD21.23 billion, which is greater than the net outflows of USD3.58 billion over the same period last year.  In March, European equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with USD2.34 billion, followed by ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to North American equity indices with USD2.26 billion, and global equity ETFs/ETPs with USD1.24 billion, while developed Asia Pacific equity ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with USD329 million.

Fixed income ETFs and ETPs experienced net inflows of USD2.99 billion in March, growing year to date net inflows to USD7.82 billion, which is less than the same period last year which saw net inflows of USD9.21 billion.

Commodity ETFs/ETPs accumulated net inflows of USD1,34 billion in March. Year to date, net inflows are at USD4.72 billion, compared to net inflows of USD4.42 billion over the same period last year.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in March with USD3.01 billion, followed by db x/db ETC with USD1.64 billion and UBS ETFs with USD1.54 billion in net inflows.

In Q1, iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with USD10.20 billion, followed by Lyxor AM with USD4.60 billion and UBS ETFs with USD3.82 billion net inflows.

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