Passive flows break all-time record as $111bn is added to equity ETPs

20% higher than previous record

James Baxter-Derrington
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ETPs welcomed the largest inflows on record
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ETPs welcomed the largest inflows on record

Global flows into exchange-traded products (ETPs) broke all-time highs in November as $125.6bn was added across all asset classes, a figure 20% higher than the previous record set in January 2018.

The latest figures from iShares reveal that a "clear risk-on shift" last month led to the record figure as equity ETPs drew $111bn, which accounts for 32% of year-to-date flows into the asset class. Calastone: Vaccine causes second highest equity flows ever Vaccine developments and a more certain US election result encouraged investors into stocks with a near fivefold increase on October figures, the majority of which landed in US equities, which welcomed $65.2bn of inflows, also an all-time record. Despite this, US equities only accounted for 10% of EMEA-listed equity inflows, com...

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