July 12, 2012 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – U.S. exchange-traded funds (ETFs) enjoyed $16 billion in net inflows in June, their best month since February’s $15 billion in net inflows.
That brought total ETF net inflows, including exchange-traded notes (ETNs) to $20 billion for the second quarter of 2012 and $75 billion in the first half of 2012 - significantly better than the $56 billion in net inflows in 2011’s first half, according to Strategic Insight, an Asset International company. The first-half 2012 pace seems likely to result in the sixth straight year of $100 billion or more in net inflows to US.. ETFs.
The most popular ETF categories in June were large-cap blend, intermediate-term bond, large-cap growth, long-term bond and diversified emerging markets equities. At the end of June 2012, U.S. ETF assets (including ETNs) stood at $1.18 trillion, up from $1.06 trillion at the end of December.