ETF flows already at an all-time annual high…..
By Marlène Hassine Konqui, Head of ETF Research and Kristo Durbaku, ETF Research Analyst
ETF flows accelerated again in October as risk stayed firmly on and developed market equities enjoyed the benefits. Flows into ETFs have already exceeded the previous record high for a year, set in 2015.
What happened last month?
ETF flows accelerated again in October with inflows of EUR7bn vs. EUR6.8 last month
Yearly flows at EUR78.2bn are already significantly above the previous record of EUR71bn
Equity flows slowed slightly € 5.8bn
Fixed income flows nearly doubled €1.2bn
Very little happened for Commodities -€0.03 bn
Good month for Smart Beta, notably value factor €0.4bn
Asia: all about Abe
We saw the highest inflows this year into Asian equities (€ 1.2bn) after Abe’s re-election and positive economic news. Year-to-date flows now stand at €3.3bn, which is close to 2015’s record high.
The flows were mainly concentrated on hedged indices given the yen should continue to depreciate from here as Japan is now the only country still pursuing a strong easing monetary policy.
What does it all mean?
ETF flows at an all-time annual high
ETFs on the rise €78bn
Total AUM is up 21% since 2016 ETFs on the rise €625bn