TrackInsight, in cooperation with Amundi and BMO, is organising the third edition of the TrackInsight Investor Summit London. This private event dedicated to professional investors will take place on 29 September, 2017 at the London Stock Exchange
The promoters of ETFs enjoyed net inflows (+€8.1 bn) for July and the assets under management in the European ETF industry (€582.2 bn) increased €4.6 bn for July, up from €577.6 bn at the end of June.
European investors are showing more interest in ETFs this year, with flows into European-listed products so far this year to the end of July breaking past the record net sales seen during the whole of 2016.
ETFs investing in UK equities are down 2.9% over the last month after the fall of Sterling currency, lower-than-expected inflation data and the Bank of England’s hesitation to raise interest rates one year after Brexit.
The attitudes of European and US investors towards gold ETFs have not been this different since 2013, as EMEA-domiciled gold ETPs have attracted positive flows every month so far this year, while US offerings have suffered outflows.
ETF investors should look to developed or emerging small caps excluding the US as domestic smaller companies are not benefitting from foreign growth and dollar weakness like their larger counterparts.
The promoters of ETFs enjoyed high net inflows over the course of first half 2017. In combination with positive market performance the assets under management in the European ETF industry increased for H1-2017.
Inflows into India-focused equity ETFs have turned positive over the last week in anticipation of further cuts to interest rates and an uptick in economic growth.
US technology stocks are suffering once again amid a fresh sell-off, which has hit flows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tracking this area of the market over recent days.
In an ETF market worth close to $4 trillion, socially responsible ETFs, known as environmental, social, governance (ESG) funds, are still on the rise, but they all invest in different ways and produce very different returns.
Eastern European ETFs have delivered double-digit returns over the past year, with most countries in the region enjoying robust growth. However, investors are still staying away from the region, which could be due to their fears over Russia and the big part it plays in the broad Eastern Europe indices.
The largest bank ETF has seen inflows of more than $1.5 billion in recent weeks despite concerns around monetary policy and regulatory reform from Capitol Hill.
The promoters of ETFs enjoyed net inflows (+€7.7 bn) for June. Despite these net inflows the assets under management in the European ETF industry (€577.8 bn) decreased for June, down from €577.9 bn at the end of May.
Asia Pacific ETFs have been particularly popular with investors in June, according to data from Lyxor, as low valuations in the region attract inflows. This comes at a time when valuations in developed markets are reaching peak levels, while investors continue to look for higher returns.
ETFs that invest in emerging market bonds have seen inflows of $13.5 billion in the first half of this year, despite worries about central bank policy. What happens if there’s a downturn?
Investors are continuing to put money into bond ETFs despite the sector suffering a sell-off in recent weeks, with most fixed income ETF categories delivering a negative return over the first six months of the year.