Assets under management in exchange-traded funds hit a new all-time high (€514.5 bn) in 2016………
By Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA research at Thomson Reuters Lipper
Bond ETFs (+€19.1 bn) were the asset type with the highest net inflows in the European ETF industry over the course of 2016.Equity US (€82.1 bn) was the peer group with the highest assets under management at the end of December 2016.
The best selling Lipper global classification over the course of 2016 was Equity US (+€8.7 bn), followed by Equity Global (+€6.5 bn) and Bond EUR Corporates (+€5.5 bn).
iShares, with net sales of €26.6 bn, was the best selling ETF promoter in Europe over the course of 2016, followed by Vanguard Group (+€4.3 bn) and SPDR (State Street) (+€4.2 bn).
The ten best selling funds gathered total net inflows of €19.7 bn for 2016.
iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD (Acc) was the largest (€18.3 bn in assets under management) and best selling (+€4.11 bn) individual ETF for 2016.