Further Proof We Are Still In The Early Innings Of ETF Flows: A Review Of Fixed Income Assets

ETF assets toped $3.25 trillion dollars, with $385 billion in flows year to date, and $52 billion in flows in October. Of the $3.25 trillion in ETFs, only $558 billion are in fixed income ETFs (18% of ETF assets). There are $4.3 trillion dollars in fixed income assets through ETFs and Mutual funds, with only 13% coming from ETFs.

Since the start of 2015, there has been $611 billion in flows in fixed income, with $258 billion coming in ETFs (42% of flows). It took a while for sponsors to create fixed income ETFs that allocators were comfortable with, but the shift towards ETF adoption in the fixed income category has begun and is only getting started. It’s also important to note that of the $558 billion dollars in ETF fixed income assets, 46% has come since the start of 2015. Below is a chart of historical assets in fixed income, both for ETFs and Mutual funds. The flows have turned, the overall AUM will follow.

TETF INDEX Vs. LEADING FINANCIAL INDEXES

INDEX PERFORMANCE DATA

UNDERLYING TOP/BOTTOM 10 HOLDINGS PERFORMANCE 

ETFs VS MUTUAL FUNDS 

ESTIMATED SALES GROWTH BY SECTOR

ESTIMATED EPS GROWTH BY SECTOR

US ETFs FLOWS
Domestic Vs International Equity Flows [Quarterly in Billions]

US ETFs FLOWS
Flows by Asset Class [Quarterly in Billions]