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Lipper ETF figures report quiet August for European ETFs


The latest European ETF Market Review from Thomson Reuters Lipper for August 2017 finds that the promoters of ETFs saw net inflows of EUR3.1 billion for the month.

Detlef Glow, pictured, Head of EMEA research at Thomson Reuters Lipper and author of the report writes that these were the lowest monthly net inflows into ETFs in Europe since November 2016 (+EUR3.0 billion).

The overall net inflows into ETFs in Europe stood at EUR61.3 billion for the year 2017 so far. The assets under management in the European ETF industry (EUR582.6 billion) increased for August, up from EUR581.1 billion at the end of July.

Bond ETFs (+EUR2.1 billion) posted the highest net inflows of the European ETF industry for August, according to the firm.  The bestselling Lipper global classification for August was Equity US (+EUR0.5 billion), followed closely by Equity Sector Financials (+EUR0.4 billion) and Equity Europe (+EUR0.4 billion).

iShares was the bestselling ETF promoter in Europe for August (+EUR1.8 billion), ahead of SPDR (+EUR0.4 billion) and Vanguard Group (+EUR0.3 billion).

The 10 bestselling funds gathered total net inflows of EUR2.4 billion for August. The bestselling ETF for August, iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD (Acc), accounted for net inflows of EUR0.4 billion or 12.74 per cent of the overall net inflows.

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