Jul 31, 2012 --- Mutual
fund flows have been strong throughout the first half of the year, with
positive net flows every month, according to a report. ---
Associates found mutual fund flows totaled $157 billion year-to-date (YTD). The fixed-income asset class experienced net flows of $146 billion for mutual funds and $33.3 billion for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) YTD.
While U.S. stock mutual funds shed
outflows of $8.5 billion in June, U.S. stock ETFs attained impressive inflows
of $9.4 billion. State Street led June flows with $9 billion, while Vanguard
remained the top flow-gatherer YTD with $30 billion.
ETF assets increased 11% YTD, with 4% growth in June. Flows have been positive
every month so far in 2012. January boasted the best monthly inflow YTD with
$28.2 billion, and June recorded second-highest with $19.9 billion.
and JPMorgan grew assets by 14.2% and 9.7%, respectively, thus far in 2012.
With YTD flows of $58.3 billion, Vanguard dominates the competition. Although
June marked the weakest flow month for the manager with $5.8 billion, it still
directed inflows among all mutual fund managers during the month. DoubleLine's
Total ReturnBond Fund led all mutual fund flows with $2.1 billion in June.
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