Chapter 2 : State of the market market : Fs in Europe
the number of thematic ETFs st three years , there are arting to mature
Thematic ETFs in existence 124 + combined AUM the product infrastructure . Furthermore , some critics believe it is more about timing than a trend . The product class saw inflows of just € 600m in Q1 , down from € 2.1bn during the previous quarter according to data from Morningstar .
Henry Jim , ETF analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence , said : “ Thematic ETFs in Europe will continue to increase in number and AUM as investors become more actively opinionated and issuers seek successful niches , but speed of such will be hampered by the capital
speed of future thematic ETF launches will be hampered by the capital markets infrastructure .
Henry Jim , Bloomberg Intelligence markets infrastructure . “ The only challenge is , as always , the lack of a deep or transparent and liquid market making financial advisers and investors take pause .” He added that self-directed investors will likely prop up demand and tend to be “ opinionated towards specific strategies they are looking for ”. “ Furthermore , issuers will edge towards more granular and specific themes in response to global developments and trends ,” Jim said .