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ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe saw net inflows of USD2.96bn in August

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ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in the Europe gathered net inflows of USD2.96 billion during August 2018.

Total assets increased to USD835 billion at the end of August 2018, up 0.91 per cent from USD828 billion at the end of July, according to ETFGI’s August 2018 Europe ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. 
 
Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe increased by 0.91 per cent during August 2018 to USD835 billion.
 
In August 2018, ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe saw net inflows of USD2.96 billion. Year-to-date, assets have increased by 4.12 per cent from USD802 billion at the end of 2017 with August’s increase marking the 46th consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe.
 
“On August 22 2018 the S&P 500 marked its longest bull market – 3,453 days, without a bear market – a 20 per cent drop from the index’s 52-week high. August was a strong month for US equities with economic strength and strong corporate earnings pushing the S&P 500 to reach record highs and gain 3.26 per cent during the month and up 9.94 per cent year to date. Most non-US markets suffered declines during August due to investors’ concerns over trade tensions, Brexit, currency crises and a fear of contagion. Developed markets ex US declined 1.44 per cent in August while up 0.46 per cent YTD, EM markets were down 3.51 per cent and are down 0.81 per cent YTD and Frontier markets were down 4.50 per cent and are down 1.66 per cent YTD,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI.
 
At the end of August 2018, the Europe ETF/ETP industry had 2,324 ETFs/ETPs, with 7,893 listings, from 67 providers on 26 exchanges. Due to net inflows and market moves the assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the Europe increased by 0.91 per cent, from USD828 billion in July 2018 to USD835 billion.
 
Equity based ETFs/ETPs attracted the largest net inflows during August with USD3.37 billion, bringing net inflows for 2018 to USD27.90 billion, less than the USD45.16 billion in net inflows at this point last year.
 
Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD615 million during August, bringing net inflows for 2018 to USD9.20 billion, considerably less than the USD22.12 billion in net inflows at this point last year.
 
Commodity based ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of USD860 million during August, bringing net inflows for 2018 to USD2.62 billion, less than the USD7.47 billion in net inflows at this point last year.
 
A high proportion of net inflows during August can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD4.93 billion. The Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF (VUSA LN) saw net inflows of USD678 million, the largest in August.
 

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