Deutsche AM: European fixed-income ETF demand set for new lift

Assets in European fixed-income ETFs rose by 14.3 percent in 12 months, according to Deutsche Asset Management. The EUR 702 billion money manager expects further increases of demand, not least because of the characteristics of the asset class, a Deutsche strategist tells AMWatch.

Blanca Koenig joined Deutsche Bank in October 2015. From 2008 to 2015, she worked as a fixed-income strategist at Blackrock and from 2003 to 208 as a business development officer at British Barclays. | Photo: PR: Deutsche Asset Management

Investor demand for European fixed-income ETFs is continuing to grow, year after year. In the 12 months to February 22, 2018, fixed-income ETFs domiciled in Europe had a cumulative inflow of 14.3 percent – or EUR 21 billion – according to data from Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM).

An ETF, or exchange-traded fund, is a security that trades on a stock exchange. The ETF tracks an index, bonds or a basket of assets. Like equity ETFs, fixed-income ETFs offer investors exposure to a collection of underlaying securities, and in this case bonds.

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