October 19, 2020

Refinitiv Lipper U.S. Mutual Funds & ETPs Q3 2020 Snapshot: Assets Under Management Rise $1.024 Trillion for the Quarter

by Tom Roseen.

In this issue of Refinitiv Lipper’s U.S. Mutual Funds & Exchange-Traded Products Snapshot, we feature a summary of total net assets (TNA), estimated net flows, new fund creations, and fund liquidations for conventional funds and exchange-traded products (ETPs) for Q3 2020. We compare the changes to those of prior quarters and highlight the largest individual gainers and losers of both groups. The Snapshot provides readers a powerful, easy-to-use guide and quick reference tool to help them discern fund trends during the quarter.

Highlights:

  • For Q3 2020, the average equity fund and taxable fixed income fund posted a 6.71% and 1.87% return, respectively, which contributed to the rise in assets under management.
  • TNA in the conventional funds business (excluding ETPs) rose 3.02%, climbing $655.4 billion from Q2 2020 to just a little less than $22.400 trillion for Q3 2020.
  • The short-/intermediate-term bond funds macro-group (+$104.0 billion) had the largest draw of net new money for Q3, while the money market funds macro-group (-$213.5 billion) experienced the largest net redemptions.
  • TNA in U.S. ETPs increased 8.43% from $4.375 trillion for Q2 2020 to slightly less than $4.744 trillion for Q3 2020.
  • The short-/intermediate-term bond ETPs (+$32.5 billion) macro-group had the largest draw of net new money for Q3 of all the ETP macro-groups, while the emerging markets ETPs (-$1.0 billion) macro-group suffered the largest net redemptions.
  • For Q3, actively managed funds—excluding money market funds—took in some $17.1 billion net, while their passively managed counterparts attracted $76.9 billion.

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