Boost ETP top performer on the LSE
BOOST Silver 3x Short Daily ETP (3SIS) was amongst the top performing ETPs on the LSE in March, returning 21.6%.
The positive performance was driven by bearish sentiment in precious metals, the firm said.
In the first quarter of 2014 Boost has more than doubled its AUM to $90 million.
Boost volumes during the same period exceeded $0.5 billion, a more than fivefold increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.
The performance statistics demonstrate the value S&L ETPs can bring to investors. 3x S&L ETPs were first introduced by Boost ETP to the LSE in December 2012. Investors have clearly been responding to the availability of new products as evidenced by the increasing AUM and trading volumes in BOOST’s products.
The asset management industry has recently seen a move towards ETFs and ETPs as independent, transparent and exchange traded type of instruments.
Viktor Nossek, head of Research at BOOST ETP commented: “Following precious metals strong showing during January and most of February as turmoil in EM and disappointing China PMI indicators triggered the risk-off trade, silver along with gold ended March on a weaker footing.
“Globally, investors continue to increase their usage of short & leveraged ETPs. Global S&L ETP assets have risen by 6% to a record $61.3bn. Demand for S&L ETPs was also reflected in BOOST ETP’s AUM, having more than doubled to $86m in the first quarter of 2014. In total, there is $39.8bn of assets held in S&L equity ETPs and $4.2bn of assets held in S&L commodity ETCs globally.”
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