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BOOST ETP’s AUM reaches a record $97 million as Investors’ Bearish Sentiment in Natural Gas Continues

Tuesday 16th April '13

  • BOOST ETP’s AUM has increased by 130% from the beginning of the year with the largest inflows YTD seen into Boost Natural Gas 3x Short Daily ETP (3NGS) ($28 million) 
  • The trend in BOOST ETP’s AUM has been matched by rising trading volumes and improving spreads, with BOOST ETPs trading over $200 million in the LSE and Borsa Italiana in March
  • AUM in all short & leveraged ETPs traded globally reached a record $62 billion at the end of March, following a month of net inflows, with turnovers reaching a 3 year high of $200 billion

BOOST ETP, Europe’s award winning, specialist short and leverage (S&L) Exchange Traded Product (ETP) provider is proud to announce that it’s AUM has reached a record of $97 million, led by recent inflows into short & leveraged ETPs tracking natural gas and FTSE 250. BOOST’s AUM has increased 130% since January 2014 and 450% over the past 12 months. 

BOOST’s Co-CEO, Nik Bienkowski, commented: 

“Due to recent market volatility, investors are increasingly using BOOST’s ETPs. We have seen turnovers climb to over $200 million in March, tightened spreads and increased order flow. In the UK and in Italy we see investors asking not only for tactical tools to express their directional view, but also for effective hedging tools which allow them to use their capital efficiently. Crucially, investors show that they understand the versatility of short & leveraged ETPs, and how they can be used to add value in a wide range of market environments.” 

Since the start of 2014, BOOST has seen $56 million of net inflows. While inflows into BOOST’s equity ETPs ($21 million) have been mixed into both long and short ETPs, inflows into BOOST’s commodity ETCs ($35 million) have not been as divided. ETPs providing short exposure to natural gas (exchange tickers 3NGS and 2NGS), long exposure to silver (3SIL, 2SIL) and long exposure to oil (3OIL) have seen overwhelmingly more inflows than the opposite exposures. 

BOOST’s Head of Research, Viktor Nossek, commented on the most recent trends:

“In the past week we have seen our investors continue to position themselves bearishly on natural gas, with flows into Boost Natural Gas 3x Short Daily ETP (3NGS) and flows out of Boost Natural Gas 3x Leverage Daily ETP (3NGL). This continues what we have been seeing globally in S&L ETPs since March, as the fading of the US’s cold snap sees investors replace the previously bullish sentiment in natural gas with bearish sentiment.”