ETF data provider ETFGI reports that January saw ETFs and ETPs in Europe enjoy an increase in assets of USD54 billion, reaching a new high of USD856 billion.
In January 2018, ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe saw net inflows of USD16.0 billion while assets in Equity ETFs/ETPs increased by 8.22 per cent in January and 3.31 per cent in Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs.
According to ETFGI assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe grew by 6.73 per cent, from USD802 billion at the end of 2017, representing the greatest absolute monthly growth in assets on record.
January 2018 also marked the 40th consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe, with USD16.0 Billion gathered during the month; 38.2 per cent more than net inflows at this point last year.
The majority of these flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD9.47 billion in January 2018. The iShares STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETF (DE) (SXXPIEX GY) on its own accounted for net inflows of USD1.34 billion.
Similarly, the top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered USD446 million during January 2018.
Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe saw net inflows of USD14.0 billion in January and Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of USD1.73 billion. Investors have tended to invest in lower cost and core ETFs in January with the iShares STOXX Europe 600 UCITS ETF (DE) (SXXPIEX GY), which has a TER of 20bp, accumulating net inflows of USD1.34 billion.