Global Currency Hedged ETFs/ETPs Hit Record $134B At The End Of September

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ETFGI reports assets invested in Currency Hedged ETFs/ETPs listed globally have increased 33.5% in 2017 to reach a new record of US$134billion at the end of September

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LONDON — October 20, 2017 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in currency hedged ETFs/ETPs listed globally have increase 33.5% in the first 9 months of the year to reach a new record of US$133.79Bn at the end of September, according to ETFGI’s Global Currency Hedged ETFs and ETPs Landscape report service.

Record levels of assets were reached at the end of September for currency hedged ETFs/ETPs listed globally with US$133.79Bn, in the United States with US$48.37 Bn, in Europe with US$58.90Bn, in Canada with US$21.37Bn and in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) with US$3.42 Bn.

In September 2017, currency hedged ETFs/ETPs suffered US$273 Mn in net outflows but have gathered US$17.11Bn in year to date net inflows compared to US$13.47Bn in net outflows at this point last year. Combining market moves and net inflows, currency hedged ETF/ETP assets have increased by 33.5% from US$100.18 Bn to US$133.79 Bn.

At the end of September 2017, there were 771 currency hedged ETFs/ETPs, with 1,266 listings, assets of US$133.79Bn, from 71 providers listed on 26 exchanges in 20 countries.

At the end of September, there were currency hedged ETFs/ETPs hedged against 15 different currencies with the most assets tracking exposures hedged against the US Dollar with assets of US$55.13 Bn and US$2.11Bn net inflows YTD.

“The US market typically has performed poorest during the month of September. This year the S&P 500 was up 2.06% in September and is up 14.24% year to date. The S&P 500 Value outperformed S&P 500 Growth up 3.28% and 1.11% respectively, furthering the perception of stronger economic fundamentals. Energy and Financials were September's top performing sectors, up 9.94% and 5.14%, respectively. The S&P Developed Ex-U.S. BMI gained 2.57% in September and is up 20.76% year to date. Emerging markets declined 0.55% in September due to headwinds including a rising dollar but is up 26.95% year to date. The uncertainty of Brexit negotiations and North Korea are still areas of concern for investors.” According to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner and co-founder of ETFGI.

Xtrackers gathered the largest net inflows from currency hedged ETFs/ETPs in September with US$431 Mn, followed by Vanguard with US$217 Mn and BNP Paribas Easy with US$118 Mn net inflows.

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