ETF Check-In Provided by Brownstone 1Q2020 – Columnist

2019 equity ETF flows chart

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



Equity Breakdown

Fixed Income Breakdown

Top 10 ETF Flows YEAR-TO-DATE through 2/15/20

By Brownstone
Michael Cafiero, Director of Multi-Asset Trading
Mike serves as a Director of Multi-Asset Sales and Trading at Brownstone Investment Group providing trade execution services to Institutions throughout North America and Europe. His focus is helping clients find liquidity when trading Equities, Fixed Income Products, and ETFs. His extensive background in ETF trading gave Mike exposure to many asset classes, allowing him to offer liquidity solutions within a wide variety of products now in their primary markets.
Mike joined Brownstone in August 2018. His previous experience includes serving as Director of ETF Sales and Trading at Cantor Fitzgerald and at Knight Capital Americas (Virtu). Mike’s career in ETFs began when he worked for iShares ETFs at Barclays Global Investors (BlackRock).
Contact Mike with any questions: 212-905-0582 |

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