Lipper ETF figures show EUR18bn in inflows in December

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The Lipper team at Refinitiv reports that the promoters of ETFs experienced net inflows of EUR18.0 billion for December, pushing the assets under management in the European ETF industry (EUR870.0 billion) to a new all-time high.

Detlef Glow, Lipper Head of EMEA Research at Refinitiv, comments: “December was another positive month for the European ETF industry as the promoters of ETFs in Europe enjoyed above average inflows in December. These led, in combination with the positive performance of the underlying markets, to an increase in assets under management in the European ETF industry from EUR842.1 billion as of November 30, 2019, to a new record high of EUR870.0 billion at the end of December.

Equity ETFs (+EUR13.5 billion) posted the highest net inflows in the European ETF industry for December. The best-selling Lipper global classification for December was Equity US (+EUR3.6 billion), followed by Equity Emerging Markets Global (+EUR3.1 billion) and Equity Global (+EUR2.2 billion).
  
iShares was the best-selling ETF promoter in Europe for December (+EUR6.6 billion), ahead of Vanguard Group (+EUR2.4 billion) and UBS ETF (+EUR2.2 billion).

The 10 best-selling funds gathered total net inflows of EUR6.5 billion for December. According to the Lipper team, the best-selling ETF for December, UBS ETF MSCI Emerging Markets UCITS ETF (USD) Aa, accounted for net inflows of EUR1.4 billion.

Detlef Glow, Lipper Head of EMEA Research at Refinitiv, comments: “December was another positive month for the European ETF industry as the promoters of ETFs in Europe enjoyed above average inflows in December. These led, in combination with the positive performance of the underlying markets, to an increase in assets under management in the European ETF industry from EUR842.1 bn as of November 30, 2019, to a new record high of EUR870.0 bn at the end of December.

“The increase of EUR27.9 bn for December was driven by net inflows (+EUR18.0 bn), while the performance of the underlying markets contributed EUR9.9 bn to the increase in assets under management.”
 

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