European ETF market flows recorded relatively low net flow levels in September 2015. Net New Assets (NNA) during this month amounted to EUR 1.9 billion, close to June 2015’s level of EUR 1.5 billion. Total Assets under Management are up 14% vs. the end of 2014, reaching EUR 414 billion including a 2.15% market impact*……
Marlène Hassine – Head of ETF Research – Lyxor ETF
Lyxor Etf Barometer – September 2015
Equity ETF net flows were particularly low compared to the levels recorded in the previous three months with EUR 1.4 billion. Investors have favored European Equities with EUR 2.7 billion of inflows, while Asian equities have recorded outflows of over EUR 800 million. US equities were positive with EUR 421 million of inflows and EM and Global Equities both registered negative flows. Record outflows of Japan equities ETF of EUR 847M.
In the Fixed Income space, flows were overall positive in September 2015 with EUR 671 NNA. European Govies collected the majority of the inflows with EUR 1.1 billion of NNA. Money Market ETF were also slightly positive with 223 NNA, while High Yield, EM Govies and US Govies all recorded outflows. Net flows related to Corporate Bond ETFs were overall almost flat during the month.
Commodity flows were negative at EUR 129 million, with Broad and Precious Metals ETFs both registering outflows.
*75% of MSCI ACWI NTR +0.77%, and 25% of the JPM Global aggregate +6.28% between 31/12/14 and 30/09/15 in EUR.