Global stocks ETFs lead the flow in H1 2017 – TrackInsight

ETF data platform TrackInsight has found out that global stocks ETFs have faced the biggest inflows during the first half of 2017 in geographical terms.

Around €46bn of assets have gone into 542 global stocks’ passive strategies according to TrackInsight’s research.

On the other end, LatAm stocks’ ETFs have seen outflows of €104m on the same period.

Eurozone stocks ETFs have recorded inflows of €12.6bn, up 24% in comparison with January 2017.

Among country stocks ETFs in Europe, France ranked first in terms of inflows with €961m that have been poured into French stocks ETFs from January to June 2017 while Russian stocks ETFs have suffered the largest outflows (-€335m).

Asian stocks ETFs have outperformed their geographical peers (as a group), TrackInsight’s data shows, having seen their performance rise by 11.63% during H1 2017.

As a group, North American ETFs have underperformed by 2.62% compared to data recorded in January 2017, even though most of these declines came in the last few days of June.

US stocks ETFs have seen inflows of over €88bn but did poorly as a group between January and June 2017 (-0.42%).

On the contrary, Mexican Stocks ETFs suffered some €742m outflows in H1 2017, TrackInsight estimates, but returned 13.80% over the first half of the year.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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