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Global ETFs mark 51 months of consecutive inflows


ETF data provider, ETFGI, reports that ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered USD36.46 billion in net inflows, marking 51 months of consecutive of net inflows. 

Through the end of April, year to date 2018 net inflows are USD173.57 billion, with net new assets gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally at USD36.46 billion.
ETFGI reports that in April 2018, 46 new ETFs/ETPs were launched by 28 providers and 68 ETFs/ETPs closed by 13 providers. Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally increased by 1.01 per cent, or USD49.49 billion, during April, to USD4.969 trillion. 
Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in globally increased by USD49.49 billion in April 2018. The increase of 1.01 per cent, from USD4.919 trillion at the end of March 2018 to USD4.969 trillion, also represents the highest monthly growth in assets since January 2018, when assets increased by 6.47 per cent from USD4.835 trillion to USD5.148 trillion.
At the end of April 2018, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,366 ETFs/ETPs, with 14,004 listings, assets of USD4.969 trillion, from 373 providers on listed on 70 exchanges in 57 countries. At the end of April 2018, the Global ETF industry had 5,516 ETFs, with 11,482 listings, assets of USD4.794 trillion, from 337 providers on 68 exchanges in 56 countries.
ETFGI writes that the majority of the monthly net new inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD85.01 billion during 2018. The iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA US) on its own accounted for net inflows of USD16.38 billion.
Similarly, the top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered USD8.83 billion during 2018. Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD16.23 billion in April, bringing net inflows for 2018 to USD117.24 billion which is less than the USD168.46 billion in net inflows at this point last year. Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD15.95 billion in April, growing net inflows for 2018 to USD33.44 billion which is less than the USD51.55 billion in net inflows at this point last year.
ETFGI reports that investors have tended to invest in core, market cap and lower cost ETFs in April 2018 with the iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA US) and TOPIX Exchange Traded Fund (1306 JP) capturing most of the flows.

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