Assets in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe broke through the $500bn (€447.7bn) milestone to reach a new record of $511bn (€457.6bn) at the end of April, according to ETFGI’s preliminary monthly ETF and ETP global insight report for April 2015.
At a global level, assets for ETFs/ETPs listed globally at $2.998trn , in the United States at $2.132trn, Europe at $511bn, Asia Pacific ex-Japan at $125bn, Japan at $112bn and Canada at $69.9bn.
In April 2015, ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe saw net inflows of $3.4bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with $4.8bn and commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of $126m, while equity ETFs/ETPs experienced the largest net outflows with $2.1bn.
“Market performance outside the United States contributed to the overall increase in assets invested in ETFs/ETPs. Developed and emerging markets had a very good month, gaining 5% and 8%, respectively while in the United States the S&P 500 and Dow were up less than 1%”, according to Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI.