ETFs Could See $100B in Inflows in 2011

Strategic Insight (SI), an Asset International company, said U.S. exchange-traded funds (ETFs) experienced $19 billion in net inflows in October alone.

Leading the way in net inflows were diversified emerging markets ETFs ($4.6 billion in inflows) and high yield ETFs ($2 billion).   

Through the first 10 months of 2011, ETFs (including ETNs) saw net inflows of $94 billion, a pace that could produce the fifth straight year of $100 billion or more in inflows to ETFs, SI said.   

At the end of October 2011, U.S. ETF assets stood at $1.08 trillion, up from $970 billion at the end of September.