ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gather net inflows of US$16 billion during February, 2nd largest on record

Press Release

LONDONMarch 13, 2019 - ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of US$15.70 billion in February, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$25.49 billion. Assets invested in the European ETF/ETP industry finished the month up 3.66%, from US$820.23 billion at the end of January, to US$850.28 billion, according to ETFGI's February 2019 European ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report, an annual paid-for research subscription service. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)

Highlights

  • Assets invested in the European ETF/ETP industry rise 3.66% in February.
  • During February 2019, ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe attracted $15.70 Bn in net inflows.
  • 53rd consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe.

“Throughout February markets pushed higher, resulting in the markets best start to the year since ’96, with major US indices comfortably erasing any hangover felt from the Q4 ’18 market rout. US-China trade talks appeared to have made good progress while Brexit stalled even with the 29th march deadline looming. Central banks in the developed economies have maintained an accommodative stance to ease growth slowdown fears, with the US Federal Reserve reiterating their new ‘patient’ policy stance. The S&P 500 was up 3.21% by the end of February bringing year-to-date returns to 11.48%, similarly the S&P Europe 350 was up 3.45% for the month, with year-to-date returns of 9.89%. The Topix 150 finished February up 0.33%, with year-to-date returns of 7.62%. Emerging and frontier markets saw more modest gains, finishing February up 0.74% and 2.62%, bringing year-to-date returns to 8.56% and 7.35%, respectively.” according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and founder of ETFGI.  

At the end of February 2019, the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,311 ETFs/ETPs, from 70 providers listed on 29 exchanges. Following net inflows of $15.70 Bn and market moves during the month, assets invested in the European ETF/ETP industry increased by 3.66% from $820.23 Bn at the end of January, to $850.28 Bn.

 

Growth in European ETF and ETP assets as of the end of February 2019

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Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe attracted net inflows of $9.11 Bn in February, bringing net inflows for 2019 to $11.03 Bn, substantially less than the $$21.00 Bn in net inflows equity products had attracted by the end of February 2018. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe attracted net inflows of $6.51 Bn in February, bringing net inflows for 2019 to $13.33 Bn, considerably greater than the $3.84 Bn in net inflows fixed income products had attracted by the end of February 2018.

 

Substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered $12.68 Bn in February, the UBS ETFs plc - MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF (hedged to USD) A-acc (ACWIU SW) gathered $1.35 Bn alone.

Top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets February 2019: Europe

Name

Ticker

Assets
(US$ Mn)
 Feb-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 YTD-19

NNA
(US$ Mn)
 Feb-19

UBS ETFs plc - MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF
 (hedged to USD) A-acc

ACWIU SW

2,237

1,354

1,355

UBS ETFs plc - MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF
 (hedged to CHF) A-acc

ACWIS SW

1,919

1,210

1,241

UBS ETFs plc - MSCI ACWI SF UCITS ETF
 (hedged to EUR) A-acc

ACWIE SW

2,094

1,162

1,133

iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Govt Bond UCITS

SEML LN

8,340

1,498

805

Xtrackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF (DR) - 1C

XWLD LN

3,951

690

668

Xtrackers MSCI USA UCITS ETF (EUR)

XD9E GY

773

660

652

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU hedged USD UCITS ETF (USD) A-acc

EUUSBH SW

1,302

621

623

Invesco US Treasury 7-10 Year UCITS ETF GBP Hdg Dist

TRXS LN

1,011

994

603

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU hedged CHF UCITS ETF (CHF) A-acc

EUCHBH SW

900

585

589

Lyxor MSCI Europe ESG Leaders DR UCITS ETF

ESGE FP

572

565

565

iShares € High Yield Corp Bond UCITS ETF

IHYG LN

6,390

645

557

UBS ETF (LU) MSCI EMU UCITS ETF (EUR) A-dis

EMUAA SW

1,616

529

530

UBS ETF (IE) MSCI Emerging Markets SF UCITS (USD) A-acc

EGUSAS SW

1,785

495

509

Xtrackers MSCI World Swap UCITS ETF

XMWO GY

2,835

355

464

Xtrackers MSCI USA Index UCITS ETF (DR) - 1C

XD9U GY

4,391

71

460

iShares Core € Corp Bond UCITS ETF

IEBC LN

9,264

763

460

Xtrackers MSCI USA UCITS ETF (CHF)

XD9C SW

417

382

382

iShares NASDAQ 100 UCITS ETF

CSNDX SW

2,826

453

371

iShares € Corp Bond Large Cap UCITS ETF

IBCS GY

4,035

251

369

iShares € Corp Bond 1-5yr UCITS ETF

IE15 LN

4,353

430

349

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Investors have tended to invest in large cap equity ETFs in February.

 

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