LONDON — November 10, 2015 — ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe have gathered a record US$68.6 billion in net new assets as of the end of October 2015 which is 11.0% above the record level of US$61.8 billion of net new assets gathered in all of 2014. This marks the 13th consecutive month of positive net inflows. The European ETF/ETP industry had 2,141 ETFs/ETPs, with 6,617 listings, assets of US$510 Bn – just short of being a new record level of assets – from 48 providers listed on 25 exchanges in 21 countries, according to ETFGI’s Global ETF and ETP insights report for October 2015.
European ETFs/ETPs gather record levels of net new assets
We are on track to end the year with record net inflows and assets in the European ETF/ETP industry. In the first ten months of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with net inflows of US$287.3 Bn marking a 22.3% increase over the prior record set at this time last year. In the United States net inflows reached US$174.8 Bn, which is 12.4% higher than the prior record set in 2013, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to an all-time record of US$68.6 Bn, representing a 22.7% increase on the record set YTD through end of October 2014. In Canada, YTD net inflows are at a record US$10.1 billion which is slightly ahead of the prior record set in 2012. In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 121.9% on the record set last year, standing at US$35.0 Bn at the end of October 2015.
“Equity markets performed well globally in October: the Dow was up 9%, the S&P 500 was 8%, all 10 sectors of the S&P 500 were up for the month, developed markets gained 7%, emerging markets were up 8%. Investors put net money into riskier assets including emerging market equities in October.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
In October 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe saw net inflows of US$7.0 Bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$3.8 Bn, followed by equity ETFs/ETPs with US$3.4 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$405 Mn in net inflows.
YTD through end of October 2015, ETFs/ETPs have gathered net inflows of US$68.6 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with US$39.5 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$24.0 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$1.2 Bn net inflows.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in October with US$4.9 Bn, followed by db x/db ETC with US$508 Mn and Deka with US$399 Mn net inflows.
YTD, iShares has gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with US$26.6 Bn, followed by db x/db ETC with US$9.9 Bn, Lyxor AM with US$8.5 Bn, UBS ETFs with US$7.3 Bn and Vanguard with US$3.8 Bn in net inflows.
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