Global ETFs AUM storms past $5trn barrier

Grew 6.5% in January

Tom Eckett
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Global exchange-traded products (ETPs) and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) passed a record $5trn AUM at the end of January, following another month of strong inflows, according to data from research and consultancy firm ETFGI.

Global ETF and ETP AUM grew 6.5%, or $313bn to $5.2trn, the strongest monthly growth in assets since March 2016, surpassing the previous record of $4.8trn set in December 2017. Rising markets and increasing investor concerns over active manager performance and higher fees have driven flows into ETFs, which have seen consecutive net inflows for the past 48 months. Deborah Fuhr, managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI, said: "Investors have tended to invest in core, market cap and lower cost ETFs in January. "We are seeing an increase in the number and type of institutional, financi...

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