ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in currency hedged ETFs/ETPs listed globally have increased 33.5 per cent in the first nine months of the year to reach a new record of USD133.79 billion at the end of September.
Record levels of assets were reached at the end of September for currency hedged ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States with USD48.37 billion, in Europe with USD58.90 billion, in Canada with USD21.37 billion and in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) with USD3.42 billion.
In September 2017, currency hedged ETFs/ETPs suffered USD273 million in net outflows but have gathered USD17.11 billion in year to date net inflows compared to USD13.47 billion in net outflows at this point last year. Combining market moves and net inflows, currency hedged ETF/ETP assets have increased by 33.5 per cent from USD100.18 billion to USD133.79 billion.
At the end of September 2017, there were 771 currency hedged ETFs/ETPs, with 1,266 listings, assets of USD133.79 billion, from 71 providers listed on 26 exchanges in 20 countries.
At the end of September, there were currency hedged ETFs/ETPs hedged against 15 different currencies with the most assets tracking exposures hedged against the US Dollar with assets of USD55.13 billion and USD2.11 billion net inflows YTD.
Xtrackers gathered the largest net inflows from currency hedged ETFs/ETPs in September with USD431 million, followed by Vanguard with USD217 million and BNP Paribas Easy with USD118 million net inflows.