ETFs continued to enjoy strong inflows in March, adding to the record sales figures of the previous two months to make Q1 2017 the best quarter on record in terms of inflows. Developed market equities took in the bulk of the money.
This Monday Morning Memo is written based on a speech by Jean-René Giraud, CEO at TrackInsight during the TrackInsight Investor Summit–Germany in Frankfurt on March 29, 2017.
Net inflows, in spite of negative market impacts, led to increased assets under management in the European ETF industry (€523.9 bn) for January, up from €514.8 bn at the end of December.
A report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch last week said this autumn is the perfect time to buy into Japanese equities, as it predicts a 20% rise in the Nikkei index. But what are the best ETFs to take advantage of the current situation in the Japanese market?
The issue of physical versus synthetic replication has left investors with more questions and suspicion than clear responses. However, to focus on the above would be narrow minded when choosing the right investment for your portfolio.
On Tuesday 15 March, during the Edhec Risk Days that took place at the Brewery in London, the first TrackInsight award ceremony rewarded the four most efficient blockbuster ETFs in major exposures widely used by institutional investors.