Posted August 10, 2014 5:55 pm by Comments

The Financial Times has noted that the exchange traded funds (ETF) industry made a strong start to the second half of the year after gathering net inflows of $33.8 billion in July, helped by record monthly inflows in Europe and a continuing recovery in the demand for emerging markets ETFs.

Ursula Marchioni, head of ETP research and equity strategy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at iShares, BlackRock’s ETF business, also told FT that investors have been rethinking their under-allocation to emerging markets. This rethink would include China as China ETFs attracted inflows of $3.6bn in July, up from $1.7bn in June.

However, investors are also paying particular attention to recent developments in US high-yield bond ETFs amid growing concerns that this part of the fixed income market could be vulnerable to a sharp correction. In fact, investors pulled $3.3 billion from high-yield bond ETFs in July.

To read the whole article, Rethink over emerging markets buoys ETFs, go to the website of the Financial Times.

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