ETFs see developed and emerging equity flows

ETFNet new assets for European ETFs in March amounted to €9.8 billion and total assets under management have seen a 10% increase since the beginning of the year. The market impact added 4% during the quarter, while new money for the period amounted to €30 billion. Total assets managed reached €566 billion which, almost needless to say, was yet another record high for the ETF industry in Europe. The data is from Lyxor, an ETF provider. Flows into both developed and emerging market equity and fixed income ETFs were positive for the month “in a risk-on environment supported by an upbeat macroeconomic backdrop”, the firm said. Equity ETFs saw €6.3 billion of inflows (including €2.2 billion for European equities); fixed income saw €2.9 billion; and commodity flows were “rather significant” at €523 million, more than double the figure in February. ©2017 funds europe

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