Smart beta ETPs reach new high of $659 billion

Assets invested in smart beta exchange-traded products (ETPs) listed globally reached a record high in July of US$659 billion (€570 billion), following net inflows of $6.27 billion and market movements.

The inflows marked the thirtieth consecutive month of net inflows in to smart beta products, according to the ETFGI consultancy which compiled the data.

Total assets in global ETPs increased 3.78% from $635 billion at the end of June and have increased 8.75% from $606 billion in the seven months to July.

“The S&P 500 gained 3.72%, international markets ex US were up 1.93% and emerging markets up 2.81%,” said ETFGI managing partner Deborah Fuhr. “Investors are still concerned about the impact of trade wars and Brexit.”

At the end of July 2018, there were 1,235 smart beta equity ETPs, with 2,241 listings from 148 providers on 40 exchanges in 32 countries.

Smart beta equity products have so far this year experienced net inflows of $35.5 billion, less than the $37.6 billion of net inflows at this point last year.

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