ETFGI figures show currency hedged ETFs lost assets in April

ETF data provider ETFGI’s April 2018 figures show that Currency Hedged ETFs and ETPs reached USD143.94 billion at the end of April 2018, decreasing by 1.1 per cent from USD146.14 billion in December 2017.

Year-to-date, assets invested in currency hedged ETFs/ETPs decreased by USD2.20 billion, ETFGI says. In April 2018, assets invested in currency hedged ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of USD371 million.
At the end of April 2018, the assets reached for currency hedged ETFs/ETPs listed globally were USD143.94 billion. US listed currency hedged ETFs/ETPs had USD45.73 billion: European listed had USD69.41 billion. Canada and Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) listed products had USD23.06 billion and USD4.08 billion respectively.
In April 2018, currency hedged ETFs/ETPs suffered USD371 million in net outflows. Year to date, the products have also been affected with net outflows of USD907 million, compared to USD10.71 billion at the same point in time of the year.
At the end of April 2018, there were 734 currency hedged ETFs/ETPs, with 1,385 listings, assets of USD143.94 billion, from 68 providers listed on 28 exchanges in 21 countries.
At the end of April 2018, there were currency hedged ETFs/ETPs hedged against 15 different currencies with the most assets tracking exposures hedged against the US Dollar with assets of USD53.26 billion and USD4.68 billion net outflows YTD.
During 2018, the top 20 currency hedged ETFs/ETPs have collectively gathered USD7.11 billion according to ETFGI.

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