Marlène Hassine, Head of ETF Research at Lyxor, has published the monthly European ETF Market Trends research for the month of June.
She reports that Net New Assets (NNA) during the month of June amounted to EUR8.5 billion and total ETF Assets under Management were up 12 per cent compared to the end of 2016, reaching EUR578 billion. In addition, for the first time since September 2016 Fixed Income ETFs generated more NNA than Equity ETFs, she writes.
The Lyxor ETF research identified these key trends for June 2017:
· Equity inflows slowed at EUR4 billion. Asia specific equity ETFs witnessed the highest inflows at EUR866 million due to perceived valuation opportunities, while European equity ETFs inflows decreased substantially at EUR860 million and US equity ETFs generated EUR392 million.
· Fixed income ETF inflows increased to EUR4.5 billion as the rally in European corporate bonds continued with inflows of EUR1.8 billion for corporate bonds.
· Emerging debt ETFs gathered higher inflows as the search for yield continued, with EUR1.4 billion of NNA.
· High yield ETFs experienced outflows of – EUR82 million whereas European govie ETFs recorded positive inflows of EUR824 million.
· Commodities flows turned negative at – EUR56 million.