Refinitiv Lipper’s ETF figures for July reveal that ETF promoters in Europe experienced estimated net inflows of EUR11.6 billion for July, while assets under management in the European ETF industry hit a new all-time high (EUR1,197.5 billion) at the end of July 2021.
Bond ETFs (+EUR6.6 billion) posted the highest estimated net inflows in the European ETF industry for July, Refinitiv Lipper says, and the best-selling Lipper global classification for July was Equity Global (+EUR3.3 billion), followed by Equity US (+EUR2.3 billion) and Bond USD Government Short Term (+EUR1.5 billion).
iShares was the best-selling ETF promoter in Europe for July (+EUR4.5 billion), ahead of Xtrackers (+EUR1.4 billion) and Vanguard Group (+EUR1.1 billion). The 10 best-selling funds gathered total net inflows of EUR7.6 billion for July. The best-selling ETF for July, iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ESG UCITS ETF USD A, accounted for net inflows of EUR1.2 billion.
Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA Research at Refinitiv Lipper, comments: “July 2021 marked the sixteenth consecutive month with inflows into ETFs after the outflows caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. These inflows occurred in a positive but somewhat volatile market environment in which investor sentiment was still impacted by the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting actions taken by central banks and governments in Europe and other parts of the world.”