“Global ETPs gathered $36.1bn in March, bringing the total of Q1 flows to $97.2bn – nearly triple the total from Q1 2014. This is the strongest first quarter on record for the global ETP industry…….
Marchioni Ursula – Head of ETP Research EMEA at iShares
Commenting on global ETP flows in March, Ursula Marchioni, Head of ETP Research said:
Investors added $7.6bn into Europe-listed ETPs in March, bringing total Q1 inflows to $34.2bn – the best quarter ever for the European ETF industry.
“March inflows were driven by non-U.S. developed markets equity ETPs as investors recognized attractive valuations in European and Japanese equities. European exposure equity ETPs, including Pan-European and single-country European funds listed globally, gathered $14.8bn in March.
“Fixed Income ETPs had net inflows of $4.3bn in March, mostly into investment grade corporate and European government bond funds. With inflows of $35.7bn in the first three months, fixed income ETFs are on track for another record year.
“Energy commodity ETPs continued their ascent with $2.2bn inflows in March, bringing the YTD total inflows to just over $8bn.”