European ETFs/ETPs Gathered US$2.92 Billion In February 2016VW Staff
ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe have gathered 2.92 billion US dollars in net new assets in February 2016, according to ETFGI
LONDON — March 16, 2016 — ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of US$2.92 Bn in February 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s February 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe have gathered net inflows for 17 consecutive months.
The European ETF/ETP industry had 2,199 ETFs/ETPs, with 6,846 listings, assets of US$485 Bn, from 52 providers listed on 25 exchanges at the end of February 2016. (click here to see ETFGI’s chart of European listed ETF/ETP asset growth)
“February was another volatile month for equity markets which drove investors to invest net flows into government bonds and gold. The S&P Europe 350 index was down –2.07% marking the third consecutive month loss. The S&P 500 closed the month down 0.13%. Despite recent uncertainty, emerging markets gain 0.31% in February, while developed markets outside of the U.S. declined 1%.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
European ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of US$2.92 Billion
In February 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of US$2.92 Bn. Commodity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$2.66 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$2.12 Bn, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$2.19 Bn.
The net inflows of US$ 2.66 Bn into Commodity ETFs/ETPs in February 2016 is a record high. The previous record was $2.12 Bn in September 2012.
ETF Securities gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with US$1.36 Bn, followed by iShares with US$771 Mn and Vanguard with US$330 Mn net inflows.
YTD, ETF Securities gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$1.74 Bn, followed by iShares with US$1.55 Bn and Think ETFs with US$522 Mn net inflows.
MSCI has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks reflecting 22.0% market share; STOXX is second with 21.3% market share, followed by S&P Dow Jones with 12.3% market share.
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ETFs are typically open-ended, index-based funds, with active ETFs accounting for 1.1% market share. They can be bought and sold like ordinary shares on a stock exchange and offer broad exposure across developed, emerging and frontier markets, equities, fixed income and commodities. ETFs are used widely by institutional investors and increasingly by financial advisors and retail investors to:
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- comprise a core or satellite investment
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