European ETF assets pass USD1 trillion milestone

Assets in the European ETFs/ETPs industry broke through the USD1 trillion milestone at the end of 2019, according to ETFGI, as the sector approaches the 20th anniversary of the listing of the first ETF in Europe.

At the end of 2019, the European ETFs/ETPs industry had 2,198 ETFs/ETPs, with 8,401 listings, assets of USD1.027 trillion, from 70 providers listed on 27 exchanges.

In December 2019, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of USD20.44 billion. During 2019 net inflows were USD125.25 billion.

iShares gathered the largest net ETF/ETP net inflows in 2019 with USD59.82 billion, followed by UBS ETFs with USD15.88 billion and Invesco with USD12.12 billion net inflows.

Fixed income ETFs/ETPs gathered the largest net inflows YTD with USD61.09 billion, followed by equity with USD51.74 billion, and commodity with USD8.67 billion.

April 11, 2020 will mark the 20th anniversary of the listing of the first ETFs in Europe – The LDRS DJ STOXX 50 and LDRS DJ EUROSTOXX 50 – which were closely followed by the iShares FTSE 100 ETF on the London Stock Exchange 28 April