And, while the lion’s share of new assets ($123 billion) into US-listed ETFs this year has flowed into equity funds, there has been $49 billion in fixed income fund flows. And, of the $182 billion in new flows, $24 billion went into ETFs based on smart beta indexes.
2017 Year-to-Date US-Listed ETF Asset Flows ($US Billion)
Source: XTF. As of May 19, 2017. Smart beta YTD ETF flows are across all asset classes.
Ken O’Keeffe, managing director & global head of ETPs, FTSE Russell, said:
“While the statistics from XTF detail US asset flows, we are seeing similar strong and growing interest globally in a wide array of index-based ETFs. Notably, we’re seeing growing interest in ETFs across asset classes. This year, in the US we have seen significant inflows in to ETFs tracking both equity and fixed income indexes. We have also seen growing interest in ETFs based on smart beta indexes.”
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