Our quarterly update on the Australian ETF market as at December 2017.
ETF market highlights
- ETF funds in Australia hit the $35 billion milestone, adding almost $10 billion in 2017.
- Quarterly ETF growth was 12%, from $31.7 billion to $35.7 million at the end of December 2017. The additional $4 billion came from a combination of strong markets and consistent ETF inflows.
- Many Asian share ETFs had an exceptional year, returning 25% to 38%.
- Active asset allocation ETFs have fizzled due to poor performance from having a high allocation to cash in a year when markets rose strongly.