The latest European ETF Market Review from Thomson Reuters Lipper for October 2017 reveals that the promoters of ETFs enjoyed net inflows of EUR6.6 billion in October.
Detlef Glow, (pictured), Head of EMEA research at Thomson Reuters Lipper and author of the report writes that these flows were at the same level as the flows for September but were still below the rolling 12-month average of EUR6.9 billion.
The firm writes that the overall net inflows into ETFs in Europe stood at EUR74.9 billion for the year 2017 so far. The assets under management in the European ETF industry (EUR621.9 billion) increased for October, up from EUR600.9 billion at the end of September.
Equity ETFs (+EUR5.8 billion) posted the highest net inflows of the European ETF industry for October. The bestselling Lipper global classification for October was Equity Global (+EUR1.4 billion), followed by Equity Japan (+EUR1.2 billion) and Equity Eurozone (+EUR0.7 billion).
The 10 bestselling funds gathered total net inflows of EUR2.6 billion for October. iShares was the bestselling ETF promoter in Europe for October (+EUR2.3 billion), ahead of Xtrackers (+EUR1.6 billion) and Amundi ETF (+EUR0.6 billion).
The bestselling ETF for October, db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF 1C, accounted for net inflows of EUR0.5 billion or 7.39 per cent of the overall net inflows.