ETFGI reports record inflows for European ETPs

ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe have gathered a record level of $61.6bn as of the end of Q3 2015, according to data released by ETFGI.
Although September was another roller coaster ride for investors they allocated $2bn in net new assets to ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe during the month. This marks the 12th consecutive month of positive net inflows, according to ETFGI’s preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for the September 2015.

In the first three quarters of 2015 record levels of net new assets have been gathered by ETFs/ETPs listed globally with net inflows of $251.5bn marking a 25% increase over the prior record set at this time last year.

In the United States net inflows reached $146.4bn, which is 8.5% higher than the prior record set in 2012, while in Europe year to date (YTD) net inflows climbed to $61.6bn, representing a 30% increase on the record set YTD through end of September 2014.

In Japan, YTD net inflows were up 143% on the record set last year, standing at $36.4bn at the end of September 2015.

“Uncertainty on China and when the Fed will raise interest rates continues to weigh the markets and  investor sentiment.  The S&P 500 decreased 2.6% in September, and is down 6.7% year to date,” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.

The European ETF/ETP industry had 2,145 ETFs/ETPs, with 6,582 listings, assets of $480bn, from 49 providers listed on 25 exchanges in 21 countries at the end of September 2015.

ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of $2bn in Sept 2015. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $1.3bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with $456m, while commodity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of $274m.

YTD, ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe have seen net inflows of $61.6bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with $36.1bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with $20.2bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs have gathered net inflows of $811m.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in September with $795m, followed by UBS ETFs with US$621 Mn and Source with $363m net inflows.

YTD, iShares has gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows with $21.7bn, followed by db x trackers with $9.4bn, Lyxor AM with $8.2m, UBS ETFs with $7.1bn and Vanguard with $3.4bn in net inflows.

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