ETFGI: European ETF assets increase by 28.3% YTD

European ETF assets have increased by 28.3% to a total of USD734bn (€613bn) by the end of August, according to the latest data provided by consultancy firm ETFGI.

Strong growth levels were driven by inflows into equity ETF’s which reported USD44.73bn (€37.3bn) in year to date net inflows, already exceeding the total net equity fund inflows of USD17.98bn (€15.01bn) gathered in all of 2016.

Meanwhile, the growth of fixed income ETF’s slowed down slightly, to USD22.1bn (€18.4bn) year to date, compared to USD25.6bn (€21.3bn) last year.

Commodity ETFs reported net outflow of USD108m (€80.2m) year to date, compared to net inflows of USD875m (€730.8m) around the same time last year.

Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI comments on the results: “August is typically a challenging month for equity markets with the average loss over the past 20 years for the S+P 500 at 1.3%. This year the S+P 500 was up 0.31% in August and 11.93% year to date, MSCI ACW was up 0.44% and 15.48% YTD while MSCI EM was up 2.27% for August and 28.59% YTD (all prices in USD). Storms and political risks remain a focus for investors – the ability of the Trump administration to move forward on policy goals and hearings on Capitol Hill, Brexit negotiations, and North Korea is still an area of concern.”

Mona Dohle
Mona Dohle speaks German and Dutch, she is DACH & Benelux Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist in Egypt and Palestine. She started her career as a journalist working for a local German newspaper. Mona graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and has completed the CISI Certificate in International Wealth and Investment Management.

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