Brexit: what ETF investors did next

European investors ditched equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in Europe, Japan and emerging markets in June – but still placed a net positive sum in equity markets. Their largest equity allocations, by descending order of size, went to theme/sector ETFs, followed by North America and World markets. They also increased exposure to Eurozone markets, placing €155 million into the region. Data from ETF firm Amundi – which covers all ETF providers for the month ending June 30 and potentially offers an insight into how investors reacted to the UK’s Brexit vote – shows European ETF users ploughed a net €2.46 billion into equity products, compared to €1.43 billion into fixed income. Precise figures for net equity inflows were:   •  Themes/sectors – €2,155m   • Nth America – €833m   • World – €487m   • Eurozone – €155m US and Asian-based investors triggered net outflows from Eurozone ETFs. US money went mainly into world, emerging market and North America ETFs. Asia made a large allocation (€3.70 billion) to Japan equities. ©2016 funds europe

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