You are here: Home - Investing -

Investors gain appetite for risk with global ETPs attracting $22.6bn

Written by:
Investors who opted for exchange traded products have embraced equities in July with global ETPs attracting total inflows of $22.6bn, according to BlackRock.

BlackRock state that ultra-low interest rates and speculation about monetary easing by the European Central Bank encouraged risk appetite.

US Large Cap products attracted $6.9bn while US Small Cap inflows reached a nine-month high of $2.3bn.

BlackRock say that equity income strategies remained a major draw for ETP investors. High-Dividend Yield, Real Estate and Preferred Stock ETPs generated a combined $3.1bn in July.

Dodd Kittsley, global head of ETP research for BlackRock, said: “The continued robust growth in ETPs globally is a testament to the efficiencies that they can deliver including transparency, liquidity and precision in a diverse set of asset classes.

“The highest monthly flows into equity ETPs since January and flows in July into higher yielding fixed income ETPs suggest an overall increase in risk appetite among ETP investors.”

Investor use of higher-yielding Equity ETPs in their search for above average returns has supported year-to-date inflows of $21.0bn into the category — 48% above last year’s comparable seven-month total of $14.2bn.

Emerging Markets Equity ETPs drew $, split evenly between broad exposure funds with $1.7 billion and country-focused exposures with $1.8bn.

Tag Box




Financial fitness

There are 0 Comment(s)

If you wish to comment without signing in, click your cursor in the top box and tick the 'Sign in as a guest' box at the bottom.

Are you a first-time buyer looking for a mortgage?

Look no further, get the help you need by searching for your perfect mortgage

Five ways to get on the property ladder without the Bank of Mum and Dad

A report suggests the Bank of Mum and Dad is running low on funds. Fortunately, there are other options for st...

The essential Your Money guide to the April 2018 tax changes

As we head into the 2018/19 tax year, a number of key changes take place to existing policies while some new i...

A guide to switching energy provider

All you need to know about switching from one energy supplier to another.

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

Having a baby and your finances: seven top tips

We’re guessing the Duchess of Cambridge won’t be fretting about maternity pay or whether she’ll still be...

Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

Ahead of your summer holiday, it’s important to make sure you have the right level of travel cover or you co... Awards 2018

Now in their 21st year, our awards recognise the companies offering the best products and services to consumers

Money Tips of the Week

Read previous post:
Get creative with pension planning

Richard Mattison, director of SSAS firm Whitehall Group, reveals some more unconventional retirement planning methods.