ETFGI reported today that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe increased by 40.1% during 2017 to reach a new high of US$802.38 Bn at the end of December. …..
Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI
According to ETFGI’s December 2017 European ETF and ETP industry insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service, assets invested in European-listed ETFs/ETPs grew by a record US$229.76 Bn during 2017, over double the previous record of US$67.00 Bn set in 2016.
This record was achieved on the eve of another milestone for the ETF industry: the 25th anniversary of the listing of the first ETF in the US, the venerable SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY US), on 22nd January 1993. At the end of 2017, SPY on its own accounted for assets of US$271.39 Bn.
During 2017 ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe saw record net inflows of US$108.28 Bn; 94.4% more than net inflows for 2016, and over double the average for net inflows over the previous 5 years. December 2017 also marked the 38th consecutive month of net inflows into Euopean-listed ETFs/ETPs, with US$1.63 Bn gathered during the month.
The majority of these flows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs by net new assets, which collectively gathered US$33.60 Bn during 2017. The iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Govt Bond UCITS ETF (SEML LN) on its own accounted for net inflows of US$2.93 Bn.
Top 20 ETFs by net new assets: Europe
Similarly, the top 10 ETPs by net new assets collectively gathered US$5.03 Bn year-to-date during 2017.
Top 10 ETPs by net new assets: Global