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ETFGI reports June ETF inflows lowest since 2014

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ETF data provider ETFGI reports that ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered USD8.69 billion in net inflows in June.

This figure represents the lowest monthly amount since January 2014 when the global ETF/ETP industry experienced net outflows of USD6.25 billion, according to ETFGI.

Net new assets gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally were USD8.69 billion in June and it was the 53rd month of consecutive net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally. ETFGI reports that 442 new ETFs/ETPs have been listed in the first half of 2018, which is greater than the 408 new ETFs/ETPs in the first half of 2017.

ETFGI writes that the S&P 500 was up 0.62 per cent in June and 2.65 per cent in the first half of 2018. International markets (developed ex US) and Emerging markets posted losses during June and during the first half of 2018, down 1.48 per cent and 3.40 per cent in June and 2.45 per cent and 6.05 per cent in the first half, respectively, driven by a strong dollar, trade concerns, and rising interest rates.
 
At the end of June 2018, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,430 ETFs/ETPs, with 14,237 listings, assets of USD4.986 trillion, from 376 providers listed on 70 exchanges in 57 countries.  Due to market moves the assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally decreased by 0.35 per cent from USD5.004 trillion in May 2018 to USD4.986 trillion.
 
Equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD2.08 billion in June bringing net inflows for 2018 to USD150.21 billion, which is less than the USD239.54 billion in net inflows at this point last year. Fixed Income ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD7.58 billion in June, growing net inflows for 2018 to USD46.42 billion which is less than the USD84.08 billion in net inflows at this point last year.
 
June marked the 53rd consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed globally, Year-to-date in 2018 there have been net inflows of USD223.26 billion which is 86.32 per cent less than the USD347.73 billion in 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 USD105.43 billion during 2018. The iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA US) on its own accounted for net inflows of USD18.07 billion.

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