Unique insights into long-term mutual fund and ETF distribution trends by channel.
The following commentary reflects highlights from Fund Distribution Intelligence (data as of June 30, 2014).
From Q1 to Q2 2014, total assets under management (AUM) for exchange-traded funds (ETF) and long-term mutual funds (LTMF) grew by 6.2 % to total $9.3 trillion. On a percentage basis, the asset increase for ETFs continued to outstrip LTMFs, with an increase of 7.3% and 5.9%, respectively.
During the first half of 2014, combined third-party ETF and LTMF AUM increased to $9.3 trillion from $8.5 trillion (up $800 billion) at the end of 2013 – reflecting a 9.8% increase.
The increase of combined AUM for the retail channels accelerated in the second quarter of 2014, led by the RIA channel with an increase of ETF and LTMF assets of 7.8%, compared to increases of 4.5% and 4.6% for the independent and wirehouse broker dealer channels, respectively.
Also during the first half of 2014, the retail channels – registered investment advisors, independent broker dealers, wirehouse broker dealers, and discount brokers – totaled almost $6 trillion in AUM, or 64%, of all third-third party distribution of long-term mutual funds and ETF assets.
Fund Distribution IntelligenceTM comprises the most complete sales and asset data collection in the industry, creating transparency into more than $9 trillion of long-term mutual fund and ETF assets across 900+ distributors. This intelligence provides firms with critical information for distribution, product development and sales and marketing to make strategic decisions, effectively allocate resources, and accelerate growth. Data is collected monthly and can be analyzed by channel, geography and more. Data subject to occasional corrections and adjustments.
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