Global ETF ﬂows continued their positive trend in January 2018 (to +96.6 billion euros). The US market gained most of the inﬂ ows, at +78.6 billion euros, against +13.2 billion for the European market..
Philip Philippides, Head of Amundi ETF & Indexing Sales for UK and Ireland
Equity ETFs maintained their appeal, at +82.8 billion euros worldwide, of which +10.9 billion were in Europe
The ETF market began 2018 in full swing, with almost 100 billion euros (+96.6 billion) of inflows globally in January. Flows also progressed in Europe, albeit to a lesser extent: +13.2 billion euros over the month. The US ETF market occupied a large proportion of the month’s inflows, at +78.6 billion euros. In terms of asset classes, at both the European and the Global levels, equity ETFs attracted the vast majority of investment volumes, at +10.9 billion and +82.8 billion euros respectively.
In the European market, Sector and Smart Beta ETFs did well among equity products, accumulating 4.5 billion euros of inﬂ ows, of which 1.2 billion euros went into fi nancial ETFs and 691 million into multi-factor ETFs, making them leaders in their respective categories. In geographic terms, investors in the European equity ETF market favoured their own market (+1.2 billion euros for Eurozone area ETFs and 812 million for Europe-wide ETFs), but also diversifi ed their investments in Emerging Markets (+1.7 billion euros) and Global ETFs (+1.3 billion). This came at the expense of North America (+507 million euros). Contrastingly, investors in the US ETF market further strengthened their positions in North American ETFs at +36.2 billion.
Inflows into Fixed Income ETFs by international investors amounted to 10.8 billion euros, of which 1.6 billion were in Europe and 9 billion in the United States. Corporate bonds suffered signifi cant redemptions: -42 million euros were withdrawn from the European market and -1.8 billion from the US market.
In the European market, some Fixed Income segments continued to attract capital in January. This was the case of Emerging Market Debt (+965 million), US inflationlinked index bonds (+754 million).
Data as of end of January2018