European ETFs and ETPs gathered net inflows of USD8.93bn in September

ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered net inflows of USD8.93 billion during September, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD69.50 billion which is less than the USD75.37 billion gathered through Q3 in 2019. 

Assets invested in the European ETFs and ETPs industry have decreased by 2.5 per cent, from USD1.14 billion at the end of August, to USD1.11 trillion, according to ETFGI's September 2020 European ETFs and ETPs industry landscape insights report, the monthly report which is part of annual paid-for research subscription service. 

“The S&P 500 declined 3.8 per cent in September, with concerns over back-to-school (and resulting Covid-19 cases), US elections and stimulus talks," says Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder and owner of ETFGI. "Strong prior month gains boosted the index higher to close up 8.9 per cent for Q3.  Global equities declined 3.1 per cent in September, as measured by the S&P Global BMI. Despite the monthly decline, the global benchmark managed to finish Q3 up 8.1 per cent Q3 and up 0.7 per cent YTD. Emerging markets, declined 2.2 per cent in September but closed up 9.0 per cent for Q3.”

At the end of Q3 2020, the European ETF/ETP industry had 2,288 ETFs, with 8,615 listings, assets of USD1.11 trillion, from 73 providers listed on 28 exchanges in 23 countries.

Equity ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe reported net inflows of USD8.15 billion during September, bringing net inflows for the year 2020 to USD20.85 billion, higher than the USD16.81 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted at this point in 2019. Commodity ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe had net inflows of USD875 million during September, taking net inflows for the year to USD17.83 billion, much higher than the USD7.21 billion in net inflows commodity products had reported at this point in 2019. Fixed Income ETFs/ETPs reported USD219 million in net outflows bringing net inflows to USD30.55 billion for 2020, which is much lower than the USD47.80 billion in net inflows gathered year to date at this point in 2019.