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European ETF net inflows positive in December but total AUM down, says Refinitiv


European ETF promoters saw net inflows of EUR2.3 billion for December, according to the latest monthly ETF Market Report from Refinitiv, but total assets under management still decreased due to the negative performance of underlying markets.

Assets under management in the European ETF industry (EUR633.1 billion) decreased during December, down from EUR666.1 billion at the end of November 2018.
Bond ETFs (+EUR3.8 billion) posted the highest net inflows of the European ETF industry in December, while the best-selling Lipper global classification for the month was Equity Emerging Markets Global (+EUR2.3 billion), followed by Bond USD Government Short Term (+EUR0.9 billion), and Bond EMU Government LT (+EUR0.7 billion).
Shares was the continent’s best-selling ETF promoter ifor December (+EUR3.4 billion), well ahead of Xtrackers (+EUR0.7 billion) and SPDR (+EUR0.5 billion).
The ten best-selling funds gathered total net inflows of EUR4.6 billion for the month while the best-selling ETF overall, iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF GBP Hgd (Dist), accounted for net inflows of EUR0.9 billion, or 39.95 per cent of the overall net inflows.

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