The European exchange-traded funds market rebounded strongly in the second quarter of the year with net inflows of EUR33.4 billion, compared with EUR4.4 billion of outflows in Q1.
Surveys & research
Passive investment with climate-linked filters is set to increase for pension funds according to a DWS-sponsored survey by consultants CREATE-Research. The survey found that two thirds of pension funds (65 per cent) will increase their climate-linked passive investment.
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Latest research from Cerulli Associates finds that the Covid-19 pandemic has eased, if not totally dispelled, long-standing worries that Europe’s ETF sector would buckle in the event of mass redemptions.
PwC Luxembourg’s 20th edition of its Annual Global Fund Distribution (GFD) Poster reveals that the number of cross-border ETFs has increased from 4,435 in 2018 to 4,780 in 2019, showing a growth rate of 7.8 per cent.
ETFs listed in Canada gathered USD455 million in net inflows during April, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD12.57 billion, which is significantly more than the USD4.50 billion gathered year-to-date in 2019.
Over one-in-five (22 per cent) of UK retail investors have made adjustments to their investment portfolios in response to the Coronavirus crisis, according to new research from ETF provider GraniteShares.
The May Bank of England (BoE) Financial Stability Report has found that investors ‘may have found it easier to trade ETF shares’ in March.
Independent fund services provider Ultimus Fund Solutions has expanded its Ultimus Distribution Advantage (UDA) program to include platform information for exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
ETF provider GraniteShares has reviewed dividend announcements from UK listed companies for the period 19 March to 20 April 2020 and found that around 92 per cent involved cancelling or suspending payments.