etfs closing in on record 2010 fund flows

The level of fund flows into exchange-traded funds in Europe is just 10% down on its record high of 2010.

etfs closing in on record 2010 fund flows

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At the end of 2011, European ETF assets stood at $268bn, down from $283bn at the end of 2010. At the end of May this year, the figure stood at $266bn, just 1% below last year’s full calendar-year performance.

To show the volatility and liquidity of ETFs, compared to the end of April 2012 total ETF assets are 8.7% down, from $290bn to $266bn.

In the single month, ETFs saw net inflows of $3.5bn in May, with annual net inflows of $5bn to date.

iShares dominates this figure, with $4.9bn of net inflows, with SPDR ETFs in second spot with $0.4bn.

In terms of products, there were 34 new launches, from seven providers across four exchanges; eight ETFs delisted.

All of these figures were collated by ETF guru Debbie Fuhr, a partner at ETFGI LLP, an independent research firm.

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