ETF Investors Favour Emerging Markets in 2018

Investors scaled back their ETF purchases in March, but in the first quarter of 2018 there were some clear favourite areas of focus

David Brenchley 17 April, 2018 | 7:58AM

Shanghai, China, ETF flows, emerging market equities

Emerging market equity exchange traded funds (ETFs) saw the most inflows in the first quarter of 2018. Investors paused purchases in March after a return of stock market volatility earlier in the year.

Overall, net inflows into ETFs by European investors saw a significant decline, to €367 million from €7.4 billion the previous month. Over the course of the year, flows into equity products fell from over €12 billion in January to €565 million in March.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
iShares Core MSCI EM IMI ETF USD Acc28.30 USD0.68
iShares EURO STOXX Banks 30-15 (DE)6.23 EUR-1.04
Legg Mason MC Eurp AbsAlp A PFGBPHDis(A)12.45 GBP-0.16
SPDR® MSCI Europe Financials ETF EUR42.63 EUR-0.91

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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