ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of USD18.55 billion in July, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD62.74 billion. Assets invested in the European ETF/ETP industry have increased by 1.1 per cent, from USD900.66 billion at the end of June, to a new record high of USD910.34 billion, according to ETFGI’s July 2019 European ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report.
At the end of July 2019, the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,336 ETFs/ETPs, from 68 providers listed on 30 exchanges in 23 countries.
“Despite the weak performance for European equity markets and the intensified trade dispute between US/China, the prospects for further loosening in monetary policy by FED and ECB led the European Equity ETF/ETPs to see significant inflows of USD9.97 billion in July, and Fixed Income funds see net inflows of USD6.57 billion,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and founder of ETFGI.
Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe saw considerable net inflows of USD9.97 billion in July 2019, bringing net inflows for 2019 to USD16.67 billion, substantially less than the USD24.51 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of July 2018. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe attracted net inflows of USD6.57 billion in July, bringing net inflows for 2019 to USD38.33 billion, considerably greater than the USD8.48 billion in net inflows fixed income products had attracted by the end of July 2018.
Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETF’s by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD13.35 billion in July, the UBS ETFs plc – MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-acc (ACWIU SW) gathered USD1.54 billion alone.