U.S. equity and taxable bond ETFs led the way in flows, posting a net $4 billion and $3.5 billion, respectively. International equity saw a net inflow of $2.5 billion.
In the second quarter of 2011, total net inflows to ETFs were $30.5 billion, up slightly from the $27.7 billion of net inflows in Q1 2011. This put ETFs on pace for their fifth straight year of $100 billion or more in net inflows. At the end of June, U.S. ETF assets totaled $1.09 trillion, down from $1.11 trillion at the end of May due to market performance.“We continue to believe that ETFs in the U.S. will reach $2 trillion in assets before 2016,” said Loren Fox, a senior research analyst at Strategic Insight.