LONDON — July 9, 2015 — A record level of US$40 billion in net new assets (NNA) was gathered by ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe in the first half of 2015, surpassing the prior record of US$32 billion gathered in the first half of 2014, according to ETFGI’s preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for the first half of 2015. At the end of June 2015, the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,118 ETFs/ETPs, with 6,502 listings, assets of US$499 Bn, from 50 providers listed on 25 exchanges in 21 countries.

June was a difficult month for most markets around the world. The S&P 500 index ended June down 2% for the month and finished the first half of 2015 up 1%. Market performance in the first half of 2015 was impacted by a number of uncertainties in the first half of 2015: the situation in Greece and the impact on the Eurozone, when the Fed will raise interest rates, volatility in the Chinese market and the MERS outbreak in South Korea.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.

European ETFs/ETPs see record level of asset inflows in first half of 2015

In the first half of 2015 record levels of net new assets (NNA) have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with US$152 billion beating the prior record of US$130 billion in the first half of 2014. US listed ETFs/ETPs gathered US$103 billion, beating the previous record of US$76 billion gathered in the first half of 2012, while European listed ETFs/ETPs gathered US$40 billion, beating the US$32 billion gathered in the first half of 2014.

In June 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe saw net inflows of US$978 Mn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$3.0 Bn, while commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of US$326 Mn and fixed income ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows with US$1.7 Bn.

YTD through end of June 2015, ETFs/ETPs have seen net inflows of US$40 Bn.  Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$20.3 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$15.4 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$1.8 Bn.

Vanguard gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in June with US$685 Mn, followed by Source with US$362 Mn and UBS ETFs with US$303 Mn net inflows.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$14.3 bn, followed by Lyxor AM with US$6.1 Bn, db x trackers/db ETC with US$5.7 Bn net inflows, UBS ETFs with US$4.6 Bn and SPDR ETFs with US$2.1 Bn.

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European ETFs/ETPs Gather $40 Billion In Net New Assets In 1H15