European ETFs reach a record high

ETF, trading dataAssets invested in ETFs in Europe reached a record high of $599 billion (€570 billion) at the end January 2017, surpassing the previous record of $573 billion recorded in December 2016. The figures, contained in a report by the ETFGI consultancy, show that exchange-traded funds and products listed in Europe gathered $11.03 billion of net new assets in January – marking the 29th consecutive month of net inflows. Record levels of assets under management were reached at the end of January for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at $3.689 trillion. This includes $2.641 trillion in the US, $598.76 billion in Europe, $132.87 billion in Asia Pacific (not including Japan), and $88.84 billion in Canada. ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of $11.03 billion in January compared with $3.02 billion in January 2016. “Investors favoured equities over commodities and fixed income during January as equity markets had a good start to 2017,” said ETFGI managing partner Deborah Fuhr. ©2017 funds europe

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