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.
Multi-factor ETFs have gained solid inflows since the February dip as investors are keen to diversify and avoid market timing.
Equity ETFs are on track to pull in $300 billion in 2017, after solid flows in November – but the flows have also fuelled continued regulator interest in the industry.
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.
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.
Passive investment vehicles in the UK, including exchange traded funds (ETFs), are set to benefit from a key regulatory report released by the country’s financial regulator last week.