ETFGI’s new research finds the ETF/ETP industry in Europe gathered US$14.9 Bn in net new assets which is the largest amount of monthly net inflows gathered in a month...
Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI
surpassing the prior record of US10.8 Bn in net inflows set in July 2014. The European ETF/ETP industry had 2,095 ETFs/ETPs, with 6,347 listings, assets of US$466 Bn, from 50 providers on 26 exchanges according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end January 2015 global ETF and ETP industry insights report.
In January 2015, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$14.9 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$9.0 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$5.2 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$760 Mn.
“The ECB announced on January 22nd a stimulus package which will total US$1.27 trillion based on buying US$ 69 billion a month in public and private bonds to stimulate the European economy. The S&P 500 was down 4%, developed markets were flat, emerging markets were down slightly while frontier markets where down 3% in January.”, according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.
iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in January with US$6.5 Bn, followed by UBS GAM with US$2.3 Bn, db x/db ETC with US$1.5 Bn, Lyxor with US$1.3 Bn and ETF Securities with US$825 Mn in net inflows.
In January 2015, 18 new ETFs/ETPs were launched by 6 providers and 16 ETFs/ETPs closed. The number of ETFs/ETPs with assets above US$1 Bn has increased over the past year from 83 in January 2014 to 106 ETFs/ETPs in January 2015.