According to State Street Global Advisors’ most-recent “ETF Snapshot” report, this increased year-to-date inflows to $114 billion. The report, which includes global data now, shows Europe experienced inflows of $3.2 billion in July, increasing its year-to-date inflows to $7.1 billion. The Asia-Pacific region and Canada had minor outflows.
In terms of global performance by asset class, MSCI AC World IMI increased 4.9%, while MSCI EAFE gained 5.3%. Emerging markets returned 1%, while Emerging Markets Small Cap gained 0.3%. U.S. large cap, mid cap and small cap markets were all positive, returning 5.1%, 6.2% and 6.8%, respectively. The Global Aggregate increased 1.3% and the Global Treasury Ex-U.S. added 1.9%. The U.S. High Yield, the U.S. Aggregate and the U.S. Corporate Bond markets were all positive in July. The U.S. REIT market was up 0.8%. Commodities were positive, with the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index gaining 1.4% and gold jumping 10.3%.
Global ETF flows by asset class topped $45 billion in July. Equity had a leading $41.3 billion of inflows. The equity inflows were driven by the developed large cap equity category, which had $18.8 billion in inflows. The Commodity asset class had outflows of $2.8 billion, most of which came from precious metals. Precious metals has $30.7 billion in outflows year to date.
The top three families in the global ETF marketplace were BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard. Collectively, the account for approximately 71% of the global ETF market.