Mutual fund inflows reached $86.6 billion in January, a record, with all asset classes seeing positive flows, according to Cerulli Research
According to the February 2013 Issue of The Cerulli Edge - U.S. Monthly Product Trends
, ETF assets reached a new high of $1.4 trillion at the end of January. Since January 2012 when assets totaled $1.1 trillion, ETFs expanded by 23.9 percent in one year. Overall ETF flows were positive during the month with $28.1 billion, but decreased from December 2012.
Moreover, even with ETFs approaching $1.5 trillion in assets, overall Cerulli research indicates only 29 percent of average advisor portfolios are allocated to passive investments. If ETFs are someday going to challenge mutual funds as the dominant investment vehicle, active ETFs will likely need to gain a foothold.
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