Investors Pour $63bn into ETFs

More investors are buying exchange-traded funds than ever before, data from Morningstar Direct reveals As inflows for January hit twice the nine year average

Karen Kwok 3 March, 2017 | 10:59AM

Investors poured cash into passive funds at the beginning of the year, with global exchange-traded funds seeing inflows s twice the average inflows of the past nine years, data from Morningstar Direct revealed.

The nine-year average for monthly flows into ETFs globally is $22 billion, while in January worldwide ETFs recorded inflows of $63 billion. This was the highest monthly figure since September 2015, when ETFs saw global inflows of $73 billion.

The most popular ETFs were those invested in US fixed income and Japan equities. US fixed income ETFs gained $11 billion inflows in January, the highest inflows in 12 months. January also saw the largest inflows into Japan equity ETFs in nearly four years at $10.2 billion.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
iShares iBoxx $ Invmt Grade Corp Bd ETF135.87 USD-0.18
Vanguard Interm-Term Corp Bd ETF95.44 USD-0.07
Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF GBP47.44 GBP0.92
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF83.04 USD0.00

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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