Equity ETFs on the up in February

Global_chartsA total of €40.9 billion flowed into global exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in February with strong inflows into US and socially responsible investment (SRI) equity funds.

According to a monthly flow report from Amundi, demand for emerging markets exposures in February continued, both for equities and fixed income funds.

The report found that, globally, €11.3 billion flowed into North American equity ETFs, €6.3 billion into emerging market equity ETFs and €1.1 billion into SRI equity funds.

In the European market, €8.4 billion went into equity ETFs, with particularly strong inflows into US equities.

While redemptions on European equities accelerated, inflows into SRI Europe equities surged last month.

Also in the European market, €5.1 billion went into bond ETFs with strong demand for emerging markets and US government debt.

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