Inflows into Europe-listed exchange traded products (ETFs) have considerably slowed down in August after a record 2017 so far, with all categories suffering subdued demand or even outflows.
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.
Investors are taking profit from commodity ETPs as hopes around US infrastructure and Chinese economic activity fade.
Bitcoin has seen a huge growth in popularity since it first launched in 2008, but so far there are not any ETFs tracking the digital currency. This could all be about to change, and could be the trigger for further growth, but the US regulator is nervous about allowing the launch to go ahead. Will bitcoin ETFs be the next big thing to hit the market?