Pile it high

European ETF assets soared in January according to all the regular data sources. Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA Research at LSEG Lipper, comments: “The European ETF industry enjoyed healthy inflows over the course of January 2024.” January saw EUR21 billion flow into the industry.

Fiona Nicolson talked to Thomas Bonville of Clear Street this week, a US prime brokerage firm that offers a commentary on options use in ETFs. Considering product-specific trends in the ETF space at the moment, he comments: “We’ve observed that more managers are launching leveraged long/inverse ETFs and option-based ETFs to provide yield.”

Income producing ETFs were one of the key topics at the third Exchange conference in sunny Florida where we spent the week, and hosted the inaugural US ETF Distribution Awards, voted on by financial advisers at the event.

Many congratulations to our six winners and to Exchange for an extraordinary lively event, packed with familiar faces and the opportunity to take some real time speaking with people you often just see on Zoom or Teams. Next year, the event will be held in Las Vegas…

We will be rolling out a series of interviews from Exchange over the next few weeks.

Voting in this year’s European ETF awards is on its last day today, 16th February, up to midnight in the UK, so get your last votes in!

Beverly Chandler, Managing Editor

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ETF promoters in Europe enjoyed estimated net inflows (+EUR21.0 billion) for January 2024, according to LSEG’s Lipper. Assets under management in the European ETF industry increased over the course of January and reached a new all-time-high at EUR1,607.5 billion.
The winners of the first US ETF Distribution Awards at the Exchange conference, hosted by ETF Express and sponsored by ACA Foreside, were announced last night in the Glimmer ballroom at the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami.
Just over a year ago, Thomas Bonville joined New York-based, prime brokerage Clear Street as managing director, head of derivative sales. During his first quarter at the firm, he launched a weekly commentary on ETF markets – the equity derivatives ETF monitor: “In a time when people are receiving thousands of emails a day, it’s generating dialogue,” he reports. 

Global ETF Launches

Global Launches sponsored by STOXX
A quiet week on the ETF launch front in the non-North American area sees two new index offerings from STOXX and MerQube while Europe’s HANetf brings us the Junior Uranium Miners ETF.

US ETF Launches

US Launches sponsored by STOXX
Four new ETF offerings were launched for the week, each with a distinct value proposition for investors.  Detailed below are the respective launches from each asset manager.


Canada Launches sponsored by STOXX
A summary of the Canadian ETF launches that occurred in January 2024.
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