ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of US$2.92 Bn in February 2016, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s February 2016 global ETF and ETP industry insights report. ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe have gathered net inflows for 17 consecutive months….
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The European ETF/ETP industry had 2,199 ETFs/ETPs, with 6,846 listings, assets of US$485 Bn, from 52 providers listed on 25 exchanges at the end of February 2016. (click here to see ETFGI’s chart of European listed ETF/ETP asset growth)
“February was another volatile month for equity markets which drove investors to invest net flows into government bonds and gold. The S&P Europe 350 index was down –2.07% marking the third consecutive month loss. The S&P 500 closed the month down 0.13%. Despite recent uncertainty, emerging markets gain 0.31% in February, while developed markets outside of the U.S. declined 1%.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner at ETFGI.
In February 2016, ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of US$2.92 Bn. Commodity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$2.66 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$2.12 Bn, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced net outflows of US$2.19 Bn.
The net inflows of US$ 2.66 Bn into Commodity ETFs/ETPs in February 2016 is a record high. The previous record was $2.12 Bn in September 2012.
ETF Securities gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in February with US$1.36 Bn, followed by iShares with US$771 Mn and Vanguard with US$330 Mn net inflows.
YTD, ETF Securities gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows YTD with US$1.74 Bn, followed by iShares with US$1.55 Bn and Think ETFs with US$522 Mn net inflows.
MSCI has the largest amount of ETF/ETP assets tracking its benchmarks reflecting 22.0% market share; STOXX is second with 21.3% market share, followed by S&P Dow Jones with 12.3% market share.