Vanguard overtakes US ETF inflows from iShares in August


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Vanguard led the U.S. ETF feeds industry last month, driven by strong sales in stocks and bonds.

The company took in $24.2 billion in August, nearly four times as much as iShares, its closest competitor, which took in just $6.2 billion, according to Data from Morningstar.

Vanguard’s S&P 500 ETF had the second-best flows in the sector, at $3.6 billion, behind State Street Global Advisors’ Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF of $3.8 billion.

Next come three Vanguard bond ETFs: the Total Bond Market ETF, with $2.6 billion; Short-term corporate bond ETFs, with $2.6 billion; and Total Stock Market ETF, which ranked fifth, at $2.6 billion.

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iShares’ August total of $6.2 billion was partly fueled by its 7- to 10-year Treasury bond ETF, with $2.4 billion in new cash, and l ‘ETF Core S&P 500, with $2.3 billion.

Charles Schwab had the third best flow, with $3 billion, followed by Dimensional Fund Advisors with $1.9 billion; SSGA with $1.8 billion; and First Trust, with $1.7 billion.

Among the other top 10 providers, ProShares recorded $1.3 billion in inflows; WisdomTree, $700 million; Invesco, $200 million; and JPMorgan Asset Management, $100 million.

Sector-wide, ETFs saw inflows of $43.8 billion, slightly lower than their average monthly inflow so far this year.

Equity ETFs brought in $28.8 billion, while bond ETFs brought in $14.5 billion.

So far this year, US ETFs have added $386.9 billion in new money.

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