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Total traded volume in European ETFs hits EUR46.3bn in February


Trading activity in European-listed ETFs reached EUR46.3 billion in February, with over 74 per cent of transactions completed via Tradeweb’s Automated Intelligent Execution (AiEX) tool.

Adriano Pace, head of equities (Europe) at Tradeweb, says: “February was a strong month for European ETF trading, with a notable uptick in fixed income ETF activity. We continued to see clients leverage our list and switch tickets to execute asset allocation transactions. Trading multiple ETF tickets simultaneously reduces market exposure and helps streamline traders’ workflow.”
Fixed income and commodity ETFs saw net selling during the month, in contrast to their stocks-based counterparts. Activity in equity ETFs accounted for 59 per cent of the overall platform flow, with buys outweighing sells by 12 percentage points. Once again, North America Equities was the most actively-traded ETF category, seeing more over EUR9.2 billion in notional volume.

Total consolidated US ETF notional value traded in February 2021 meanwhile, amounted to USD 19.4 billion.

As a percentage of total notional value, equities accounted for 46 per cent and fixed income for 41 per cent, with the remainder comprising commodity and specialty ETFs. The proportion of US ETF trades executed on the platform via the Tradeweb AiEX tool was 42 per cent.
Adam Gould, head of US equities at Tradeweb, says: “February was another active month for our institutional US ETF platform, particularly during the last week of trading, with year-over-year notional volume up 71 per cent. As both equity and rate markets volatility spiked, we saw a number of our clients reposition their portfolios. Activity in fixed income ETFs was high and we expect this trend to persist, if rates continue to experience outsized moves.”

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