Australian ETFs Summary April 2018

Industry returns to growth, aided by strong markets

  • After March’s rare industry dip, Australian ETFs returned to growth, aided by strong performance in both global and Australian sharemarkets.
  • Total industry size at month-end reached a record high of $37.9 billion, with the industry growing a significant 3.6% for the month ($1.3 billion).
  • Net new money for the industry was actually relatively low at $231 million, with the bulk (85%) of the industry growth coming from asset appreciation rather than net inflows.
  • International equities continued to be the largest category for inflows, and fixed income exposures which received the second highest level of inflows this month.
  • We saw an institutional size trade out of a broad Australian equities ETF this month, as well as redemptions in cash and Australian property exposures.
  • With all major sharemarkets performing strongly this month, it was resources and energy exposures that performed best.

 

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