This Week's Asset Class Flows: 10/27/2020
October 29, 2020 at 10:12 AM EDT
Investors often reallocate between asset classes, whether to manage risk or simply re-balance. This is our weekly snapshot of where ETF investors are putting their money. Bonds were this week’s big winner with over $2.3 billion in new assets. Top contributors to the week’s success were the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF ( TLT B- ) and the iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF ( LQD A- ), with $743 million and $416 million inflows respectively. Investors were less kind to equities, which lost $1.2 billion in assets despite holding the fund with the highest individual flows. The JPMorgan BetaBuilders U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF ( BBMC ) saw just over $1 billion inflows this past week. The asset class hit hardest by percent was currency. Though its losses of just $77 million seem small, it accounts for almost 3.8% of the class’s total assets.