June 12, 2012
--- U.S. exchange-traded funds (ETFs) saw roughly $2
billion in net inflows in May. ---
That brought total ETF net inflows
to $60 billion for the first five months of the year—a pace that could result
in the sixth straight year of $100 billion or more in annual net inflows to
U.S. ETFs, according to Strategic Insight, an Asset International
Bond ETFs were the only major
category to post net inflows in May, drawing net nearly $8 billion. Equity ETFs
saw an estimated $6 billion in net outflows, with both domestic and
international equity products seeing net redemptions. Real estate and gold ETFs
also saw significant net inflows.
At the end of May, U.S. ETF assets
(including exchange-traded notes) stood at $1.13 trillion, down from $1.2
trillion at the end of April.