Fixed income dominates ETF flows in July

Accounted for $32.5bn

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Bond market sentiment improved markedly in July, as funds to the tune of $32.5bn flowed into fixed income exchange-traded vehicles over the month, with a notable uptick in the purchase of credit.

According to BlackRock's latest monthly global ETP survey, fixed income accounted for the bulk of inflows over the month, recovering to $32.5bn after slipping to $3.2bn in June. Investors bought into investment grade ($9.9bn) and high yield credit ($3.9bn), with European-focused funds recording their highest inflow month since April 2020, with $2.2bn added. The majority of investment grade flows went into US products ($7.7bn), while the US also accounted for $3.7bn of the $3.9bn flowing into high yield. BlackRock noted the latest figures continued a "trend of inconsistent flows thi...

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