ETFGI’s analysis finds ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered a record level of US$10.6 Bn in net new assets in July, pushing YTD NNA to US$42.7 Bn, a new record level of NNA at this point in the year, outpacing the previous high of US$30.1 Bn set in 2011. Assets declined slightly (0.7%) from their record high of US$470 Bn in June to US$467 Bn at the end of July.

The European ETF/ETP industry had 2,070 ETFs/ETPs, with 6,262 listings, from 50 providers listed on 26 exchanges, according to preliminary data from ETFGI’s end July 2014 Global ETF and ETP industry insights report.

The ETF/ETP industries in Europe, in Japan and globally gathered record levels of YTD NNA at US$42.7 Bn, US$14.9 Bn and US$160.5 Bn, respectively. New record highs in assets were reached at the end of July by ETF/ETP industries in Canada with US$66 Bn, Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) with US$103 Bn, and Japan with US$91.5 Bn.

“In July investors invested the majority of new money into equity exposures as investor confidence was positive through most of month. The S&P 500 hit an all-time high during July but ended the month down 1% as market were rattled at the very end of the month by the situations in the Ukraine and Gaza and a poor start to the U.S. earnings season. Developed markets outside the US ended the month down 2%, while emerging markets gained 2%, Asia was up 5% and frontier markets were up 4% in July.” according to Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner at ETFGI.

In July 2014, ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of US$10.6 Bn. Equity ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows with US$6.96 Bn, followed by fixed income ETFs/ETPs with US$2.62 Bn, and commodity ETFs/ETPs with US$717 Mn in net inflows.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP inflows in July with US$3.08 Bn, followed by db x/db ETC with US$1.59 Bn, Vanguard with US$1.51 Bn, HSBC with US$940 Mn, and Think ETFs with US$824 Mn in net inflows.

Chart Courtesy: ETFGI