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  • While US-based investors have been fleeing equity ETFs throughout February, especially in their home market, European buyers have remained resilient despite the volatility. However, overall equity ETFs have seen over €4bn of outflows during the month, as a general risk off mood has spread across markets.

  • European ETFs have suffered outflows since the beginning of March, as investors have been spooked by a double whammy of a potential trade war between the US and EU and the rise in support for populist parties in Italy. Investors have been taking money out of European equity products on the back of these fears, with €906.2 million leaving the asset class since the start of the month, TrackInsight data shows.

  • High yield exchange traded funds are reflecting investors’ growing concerns over the fixed income space, with short interest in these vehicle reaching a new record in February, according to data from IHS Markit.