Client Affairs

Increased FTSE Focus For Barclays Stockbrokers ETF, ETC Investors In June

Natasha Taghavi, Reporter, London, July 24, 2013

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Clients have continued to use ETFs to capitalise on FTSE movements, according to new analysis from Barclays Stockbrokers for June 2013.

The data reveals that FTSE-related ETFs comprised 60 per cent of entries in the list of top ten most-traded ETFs for the month, up from 50 per cent of entries in May.

The previous leader of the top ten most-traded ETFs, the iShares FTSE 100 ETF, remained top for the third month in a row and accounted for 15 per cent of all Barclays Stockbrokers client assets in ETFs and ETCs for the month, the firm said.

“June saw our clients continue to use ETF and ETC investments to capitalise on FTSE movements, during a period of FTSE volatility. Over the past three months, we have seen client appetite grow for FTSE-related ETFs, increasing from 40 per cent of entries in the top ten trades in April, to 50 per cent in May and 60 per cent in June. We also saw the emerging markets sector enter the top ten for the month of June in addition to investor appetite for the US, Japan and Turkey -related ETFs,” said Chris Stevenson, Barclays Stockbrokers.

The data showed that clients also showed appetite for emerging markets ETFs, with iShares MSCI emerging markets making a new entry into the top ten ETF trades for the month of June. Meanwhile, ETFS physical gold moved out of the June top ten list.

The Barclays Stockbrokers data is based on its ETF/ETC customer trends, including the top ten traded products by Barclays Stockbrokers' ETF/ETC clients in the month of June.

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