DWS’s Xtrackers took more net inflows than any other European exchange-traded product (ETP) provider in the first five months of 2018, according to data provided by ETFGI, an independent industry research consultant.
Xtrackers exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded commodities (ETCs) registered USD 6.4 billion in positive net inflows for 2018 to the end of May, the data shows. This is followed by UBS ETFs with USD 6.2 billion and iShares with USD 4.3 billion.
Flows into Xtrackers ETFs and ETCs therefore account for 20% of 2018 European market year-to-date aggregate ETP inflows. Xtrackers have a market share of 11% of the European ETP market by assets under management (AUM). Xtrackers ranks a solid second in Europe by AUM, well head of the third-placed asset manager, with a difference of over USD 14 billion.
“For our Xtrackers to have a market-leading position in 2018 is a testament to the quality of our index tracking products,” said Thorsten Michalik, member of the management board of DWS and Co-Head of the asset manager’s Global Coverage Group.
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Investors should note that the Xtrackers UCITS ETFs are not capital protected or guaranteed and investors should be prepared and able to sustain losses of the capital invested up to a total loss.
Shares in Xtrackers UCITS ETFs which are purchased on the secondary market cannot usually be sold directly back to the relevant fund. Investors must purchase and redeem such shares on the secondary market with the assistance of an intermediary (e.g. a market maker or a stock broker) and may incur fees for doing so (as further described in the applicable prospectus). In addition, investors may pay more than the current net asset value of a share in a Xtrackers UCITS ETF when buying shares on the secondary market, and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling such shares on the secondary market.
Investments in funds involve numerous risks including, among others, general market risks, credit risks, foreign exchange risks, interest rate risks and liquidity risks. The value of an investment in a Xtrackers UCITS ETF may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount of their original investment.