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Assets in global ETPs reached a new record of $6.66tn in July

Friday, August 14, 2020

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Assets in exchange-traded products (ETPs) listed globally reached a new record of US$6.66 trillion at the end of July 2020.

According to figures from the ETFGI consultancy, ETPs gathered net inflows of $79.35 billion during July, bringing year-to-date net inflows to $373.16 billion: significantly higher than the $270.21 billion gathered in the first seven months of 2019.

January 2018 was the largest monthly net inflow with $105.59 billion, it said.

"The S&P 500 gained 5.6% in July, aided by the U.S. Federal Reserve stimulus and strong earnings. International markets also gained, with Developed Ex-U.S. and Emerging up 3.0% and 8.5%, respectively. In the developed markets Scandinavian countries benefited most, led by Norway (up 10.8%) and Sweden (up 10.1%); while Japan (down 2.0%) was the sole negative performer among developed countries," said Deborah Fuhr, managing partner, founder, and owner of ETFGI.

"Dollar weakness contributed toward the positive momentum in Emerging markets where 19 of 25 countries gained, led by Brazil (up 14.4%) and Pakistan (up 13.4%), while Taiwan (up 12.1%) neared an all-time high," Deborah added.

The Global ETF/ETP industry had 8,268 ETFs/ETPs, with 16,472 listings, assets of $6.66 trillion, from 465 providers listed on 71 exchanges in 58 countries.

During July, ETFs/ETPs gathered net inflows of $79.35 billion. Fixed-income ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of $34.77 billion during......................

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