European ETF/ETP assets break $1trn mark in 2019
Passives have had a massive boost in Europe in 2019. European-listed ETFs in Europe have hit the $1trn threshold for the first time last year according to the Financial Times, citing preliminary data from research provider ETFGI.
Some $125.2bn net inflows were recorded in European ETFs in 2019, more than doubling 2018 net new money ($56.8bn). It took the ETF universe only four years to double in size in Europe. Over the last five years, ETFs listed in Europe have drawn $450bn in net inflows.
New all-time high in the US
ETFs gained even more traction in the US too as assets invested last year in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States soared by 30%, hitting a new record of $4.41trn.
The latest numbers from ETFGI, a research provider, revealed that 2019 was the second best year for asset gathering, with $330bn in net inflows, behind the 2017 net inflows of $468bn.
Equity products gathered $167bn – the largest amount collected – followed by fixed income products ($129bn) and commodities ($8bn), tweeted Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI.
Fixed income net inflows in 2019 ($129bn) is the largest amount of annual net inflows into this asset class, surpassing the 2017 record ($114bn).