July figures see active ETFs raising record breaking assets

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Latest figures on that most popular of ETF strategies, actively managed ETFs, reveal that they reached a new record asset high of USD194 billion at the end of July. 

According to ETF data providers ETFGI, active products gathered net inflows of USD9.16 billion during July, bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record USD35.41 billion which is significantly more than the USD19.27 billion gathered at this point in 2019.  

Assets invested in actively managed ETFs/ETPs finished the month up to 8.0 per cent, from USD179.82 billion at the end of June to USD194.18 billion, active fixed income ETFs account for 67.8 per cent of overall assets, and the eight active ETFs now listed in the new semi-transparent structure have now gained assets of USD375 million.

Fixed Income focused actively managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of USD6.53 billion over July, according to ETFGI figures, bringing net inflows for the year to July 2020 to USD20.39 billion, more than the USD14.92 billion in net inflows Fixed Income products had attracted for the year to July 2019. Equity focused actively managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally attracted net inflows of USD2.07 billion during July, bringing net inflows for the year to July 2020 to USD12.48 billion, greater than the USD4.05 billion in net inflows equity products had attracted for the year to July 2019.

ETFGI comments that substantial inflows can be attributed to the top 20 ETFs/ETPs by net new assets, which collectively gathered USD6.5 billion during July, with NBI Unconstrained Fixed Income ETF (NUBF CN) gathering USD1.21 billion alone.

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