Assets under management in American-domiciled ETFs increased from USD3,413 billion on 31 October to USD3,495 billion by the end of November, but are still same way off the highest value registered at the end of September of USD3,648 billion.
That’s according to TrackInsight’s latest Monthly ETF Digest which reveals that the increase of USD82 billion was driven by the performance of the underlying asset classes (USD39.3 billion) and by the inflows (USD42.7 billion) recorded by ETFs in the American region. Unsurprisingly, equity ETFs represented the biggest part of the inflows (USD31.2 billion), followed by fixed-income products (USD11.4 billion), with commodities accounting for only USD0.19 billion in flows.
For the EMEA region, assets under management totalled USD735.6 billion as of the end of November, registering an increase of USD24 billion, of which only USD4.5 billion originated from new inflows. Fixed-income inflows represented more than a third of the inflows for the region, with USD1.82 billion, following equity ETFs, which recorded USD2.9 billion. Lastly, commodities ETFs registered net outflows of USD166 million in November, as oil prices declined for seven straight weeks.
Finally, ETFs domiciled in the APAC region have seen an increase of USD13.6 billion in assets under management for a total of USD423.3 billion. On the one hand, half of this increase can be attributed to the performance aspect responsible for the USD6.81 billion overall increase. On the other hand, new flows represent the other half of the increase. Equity ETFs collected USD6.7 billion; commodities ETFs registered USD135 million; while fixed-income ETFs lost USD40 million.