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ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of USD6.50 billion during September 2018, according to figures released by ETFGI.

Total assets decreased to USD832 billion at the end of September 2018, down 0.38 per cent from USD835 billion at the end of August, according to ETFGI’s September 2018 Europe ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. 
 
“Developed markets were broadly up during September following positive economic data from the US, Japan and Eurozone, despite the US-China trade dispute and on-going political tension in Europe,” says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and a founder of ETFGI. “Developed Markets ex-US gained 0.68 per cent during the month while the S&P 500’s winning streak tapered off, gaining only 0.57 per cent, with mid to small cap US equities closing down. Developing markets downward trend continued, with EM markets down 1.37 per cent and Frontier markets down 0.18 per cent, bringing year to date declines to 8.08 per cent and 7.56 per cent, respectively.”
 
At the end of September 2018, the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,319 ETFs/ETPs, with 7,960 listings, from 67 providers on 26 exchanges. Due to net inflows and market moves the assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the Europe decreased by 0.38 per cent, from USD835 billion in August 2018 to USD832 billion.
 
Equity based ETFs/ETPs attracted the largest net inflows during September with USD6.28 billion, bringing net inflows for 2018 to USD34.16 billion, less than the USD51.93 billion in net inflows at this point last year.
 
Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD2.09 billion during September, bringing net inflows for 2018 to USD11.29 billion, considerably less than the USD22.12 billion in net inflows at this point last year.
 
Commodity based ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of USD1.10 billion during September, bringing net inflows for 2018 to USD1.54 billion, less than the USD7.35 billion in net inflows at this point last year.
 
A high proportion of net inflows during September can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD6.01 billion. The iShares Edge MSCI Europe Momentum Factor UCITS ETF (IEFM LN) attracted net inflows of USD497 million, the largest in September.

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