Key Points • There are 20 unique ETF issuers offering Fixed Income ETFs eligible to be reported as bonds approved by the NAIC. • Fixed Income ETFs flows kept very close pace with Equity ETFs as 2019 was the second best year on record for ETFs with over $326 billion of net flows. • The Top 10 Fixed Income ETFs by market cap are all over $20bn and have an average expense ratio of just 9bps. • Non-Transparent Actively Managed ETFs were approved in 2019 and the first ones are expected to list in early 2020.
Overall Flows For 2019, $169 billion flowed into Equity ETFs while Fixed Income ETFs were close behind with $155 billion. For the first month and a half of 2020, Equity ETFs have had $45bn of net flows while Fixed Income ETFs have just over $33bn.
Notable Launches → KDFI – KFA Dynamic | Fixed Income ETF → PFLD – AAM Low Duration | Preferred & Income Securities ETF → MTGP – WisdomTree Mortgage | Plus Bond Fund → EMNT- PIMCO Enhanced Short | Maturity Active ESG ETF → FJNK- Pacific Global Focused | High Yield ETF → IDY – Pacific Global International | Equity Income ETF
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