Net mutual fund inflows rose nearly 18 percent last month, proportionately.
This article draws from Morningstar Direct
data on open-end mutual fund and ETF flows (excluding money market funds and funds of funds) from September 2018.
Argent Capital Management took the lead
last month, bringing in an estimated $138 million into its sole mutual fund. Other big winners in September included: Primecap
, $71 million per fund (down from $173 million in August
, $48 million per fund (up from $39 million per fund in net outflows); and Edward Jones' Bridge Builder
, $47 million per fund (down from $381 million).
On the flip side, September was a rough month for Harbor
, which suffered an estimated $33 million per fund in net outflows, up from $27 million in August. Other big September sufferers included: Independent Franchise Partners
, $29 million per fund (down from $58 million per fund in net inflows); Robo Global
, $29 million per fund (down from $51 million; Harris' Oakmark
, $28 million per fund (up from $19 million); and Real Estate Management Services Group
, $24 million per fund (up from $2 million).
Industrywide, the average ETF or long-term, open-end mutual fund brought in an estimated $644,000 in net inflows in September, up from $547,000 in August. Across the whole industry, funds brought in a combined $28.269 billion in estimated inflows in September, equivalent to about 0.15 percent of their combined AUM. That's up from $22.219 billion in August.
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