Strong Equity Inflows where Foreign Equities Benefit
Deutsche Bank – Synthetic Equity & Index Strategy – Europe – Strong Equity Inflows where Foreign Equities Benefit
European Monthly ETF Market Review – Strong Equity Inflows where Foreign Equities Benefit
Data in this report is as of 30th November 2015
European ETP Highlights
As of the end of November 2015, Global ETPs assets stood at $2.9 trillion with European ETP assets at $505bn (€478bn). European ETPs continued its positive trend and ended the month with net inflows of +€3.1bn in November (+€6.2bn in the prev. month and +€65bn YTD). Equity ETFs led the charge with notable inflows of +€2.5bn followed by Fixed Income ETFs (+€0.5bn) and Commodity ETPs (+€0.2bn). Global ETPs flows totalled +$25.7bn for November taking YTD total to over +$300bn. This was led by US ETPs recording +$26bn in monthly inflows with YTD flows nearing +$200bn.
November saw significant number of new launches and 2 new providers
During November, European ETP market welcomed 48 new launches and 2 new Providers (BMO Global Asset Management and Sun Global Investments). The majority of the new launches were by ETF Securities (24 launches) introducing leveraged products on commodities and currencies.
US, Japan and Global focused ETFs benefitted from inflows, Broad European equities experienced net outflows
Majority of the inflows into equity ETFs in Europe were channeled into equities outside of Europe. US equities in particular were favoured by European investors where we observed inflows of +€0.6bn during November. Japan equities and global benchmarks such as MSCI World also benefitted. Our analysis suggests that both segments received net inflows of +€0.4bn each. However, in November, the broad European equities segment had a reversal where we observed monthly outflows of -€0.3bn.
Real Estate and Dividend ETFs drew interest in November
Sector wise, during November, we found that European investors showed interest in real estate (+€0.4bn) and dividend ETFs (+€0.3bn). The low interest rates environment has lead investors into higher-yielding products such as dividend ETFs which has accumulated +€2bn YTD.
Corporate Bonds registered inflows while Sovereign lags
Within fixed income, corporate bonds led the flows attracting +€1.7bn over the last month (+€13.1bn YTD) while sovereign bonds reversed the previous month’s trend and recorded outflows of -€1.3bn in November (+€2bn in October & +€8.7bn YTD).