08.02.2019

Amundi ETF growth powers ahead in European market, joining top four largest ETF providers

  • €3.8 bn of net new assets over 2018[1], bringing total AUM to €38.6 bn1
  • With increasing market share, Amundi is now Europe’s fourth largest ETF provider1
  • Growth higher than European market since 2016, driven by increased capabilities in meeting asset allocation needs of investors

 

 Amundi ETF, a leading ETF provider, announces €3.8 bn of inflows in 20182, bringing total AUM to €38.6 bn1. With this gain in market share, Amundi is now the fourth largest European ETF provider, having witnessed strong growth in 2018 despite challenging market conditions1.

“We were thrilled to see strong inflows in 2018, as investors continue to embrace ETFs at a healthy pace,” said Fannie Wurtz, Managing Director of Amundi ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta.

The inflows registered by Amundi ETF last year were driven not only by the launch of innovative solutions, but also by cost competitiveness, and ability to successfully serve the needs of clients with both core and specialised strategies. The business line focused on developing bespoke solutions for institutional clients and distributors, demonstrating commitment to working in partnership with them and meeting their long-term needs.

With strong demand for core equities and fixed income strategies, Amundi captured a significant share of the European ETF market inflows2:

  • 30% of inflows targeting emerging market equity ETFs
  • Close to 35% of inflows targeting European equity ETFs
  • 25% of inflows targeting world government bond ETFs

Delivering innovative products to meet client’s needs is an integral growth driver:

  • A complete Socially Responsible Investing ETF range to meet the increasing demand for passive responsible solutions, including 4 equity SRI and 2 innovative corporate bond SRI ETFs[2];
  • A thematic ETF offering exposure to the Artificial Intelligence theme, a key driver for global economic growth.

International expansion

Encouraged by the success of its UCITS franchise in Europe and Asia over the past years, Amundi ETF has pursued its international development by listing 19 flagship UCITS ETFs on the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV), in order to serve increasing demand for UCITS ETFs by Mexican investors.

“We continued to benefit from the ongoing shift towards passive solutions, which has been further boosted by the greater transparency brought about by MiFID II. We are confident the positive trend will continue in 2019, based on strong inflows recorded in January this year” adds Fannie Wurtz.

Looking ahead

To continue strengthening its strong relationships with all segments of clients around the globe, Amundi ETF will continue to focus on three main pillars:

  • meeting the rising demand of ETF-based solutions from distributors, as the industry adapts to MiFID II implementation;
  • reconciling passive investing with SRI objectives, as part of Amundi’s group-wide three-year ESG plan, announced in October 2018, where Amundi aims to double its passive ESG assets;
  • expanding its UCITS ETF franchise, to address demand for a rigorous investment framework, as demonstrated by the successful launch in Mexico in 2018.

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  1. ^ [1] Source : Amundi ETF as at end 2018 - Excluding joint venture figures
  2. ^ [2] Source : Amundi ETF - For further information on the index methodology please refer to www.msci.com

Having been a pioneer of the European ETF market, Amundi ranks among the top five European ETF providers[1], with €38.6bn in assets under management. Amundi ETF offers investors a broad range of 120 ETFs characterized by continuous innovation and competitive prices.

Dedicated teams are located in major European countries and rely on a wide network of “Authorised Participants” (more than 65 market makers).

 

[1] Source: Deutsche Bank Global ETF Annual Review – 28/01/2019

Amundi is Europe’s largest asset manager by assets under management and ranks in the top 10[1] globally. It manages more than 1.470 trillion[2] euros of assets across six main investment hubs[3]. Amundi offers its clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas a wealth of market expertise and a full range of capabilities across the active, passive and real assets investment universes. Clients also have access to a complete set of services and tools. Headquartered in Paris, and listed since November 2015, Amundi is the 1st asset manager in Europe by market capitalization[4].

Thanks to its unique research capabilities and the skills of close to 4,500 team members and market experts based in 37 countries, Amundi provides retail, institutional and corporate clients with innovative investment strategies and solutions tailored to their needs, targeted outcomes and risk profiles.

Amundi. Confidence must be earned.

Visit amundi.com for more information or to find an Amundi office near you.

 

  1. ^ [1] Source IPE “Top 400 asset managers” published in June 2018 and based on AUM as of end December 2017
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  3. ^ [3] Investment hubs: Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo
  4. ^ [4] Based on market capitalization as of September 30, 2018
  5. Amundi figures as of September 30, 2018

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