Switzerland and the UK were the leading ETF markets in April as the global ETF industry continued to grow, according to ETFGI.
The independent research and consultancy firm found that Switzerland and the UK reported increases in assets invested in global ETFs of 6.4% and 5.3%, respectively.
The research also reported that the global ETF industry recorded net inflows of $56.7 billion throughout April.
The independent research and consultancy firm found that assets invested in the global ETF industry rose by 1.2% in April, which was the 47th month of consecutive net inflows.
This increased the year-to-date inflows to $201.7 billion, which is the third highest on record.
Total assets under management of the global ETF industry have also reached $9.9 trillion, which is a 7.8% increase from the end of 2022.
Investors demonstrated increased demand for fixed income ETFs, as the asset class reported the highest net inflows of $24.2 billion.
In the first four months of 2023, fixed income ETFs have seen net inflows of $94.2 billion, whereas the asset class recorded net inflows of $46.2 billion in total throughout 2022.
Equity ETFs also attracted net inflows of $23.5 billion in April, with these strategies attracting total net inflows in 2023 to $57.9 billion.
In comparison, the asset class saw total net inflows of $209.7 billion throughout 2022.
ETFGI’s research supports other reports that the global ETF industry has received increased investor demand recently.
Refinitiv Lipper reported assets under management could double by the end of 2030, driven by more bond space launched and wider ETF adoption by retail investors.
ETF inflows are also set to exceed €100 billion in 2023 as the asset class has become increasingly popular with European individual investors, according to BNP Paribas.
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