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Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund and ETF Asset Flows for June 2017

CHICAGO, July 19, 2017—Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) asset flows for June 2017. In June, investors put $9.3 billion into U.S. equity passive funds, down from $13.1 billion in May 2017. On the active front, investors pulled $14.6 billion out of U.S. equity funds, compared with $16.2 billion in the previous month. Morningstar estimates net flow for mutual funds by computing the change in assets not explained by the performance of the fund and net flow for ETFs by computing the change in shares outstanding.

Highlights from Morningstar’s report about U.S. asset flows in June include:

  • Investors continued to pour money into taxable-bond and international-equity funds. Unlike previous months, the taxable-bond category group saw higher inflows on the passive front than on the active one with inflows of $18.5 billion and $14.4 billion, respectively. Taxable-bond funds continued as the overall leader among category groups, with inflows of $32.9 billion; international equity followed with inflows of $28.9 billion.
  • The three Morningstar Categories with the highest inflows in June remained the same as the previous month: foreign large blend, intermediate-term bond, and large blend. A fourth category attracting strong flows in June was diversified emerging markets, anticipating stronger growth potential after the MSCI Emerging Markets Index returned 18.4 percent year to date.
  • Among top U.S. fund families, American Funds was the leader in active flows with $3.9 billion, followed by Vanguard with $2.9 billion. On the passive front, Vanguard was the top fund family, with inflows of $22.7 billion, closely followed by BlackRock/iShares with $22.4 billion in inflows.
  • Fidelity Series Intrinsic Opportunities Fund and Fidelity Series Growth and Income Fund attracted the largest active flows in June, both approximately $3.1 billion. PIMCO Income, which has a Morningstar Analyst Rating™ of Silver, was pushed to third place with flows of $2.6 billion. The passive fund with the highest inflows was Vanguard SandP 500 ETF Index Fund, which saw $3.1 billion in inflows.
  • Fidelity Series Equity-Income Fund had the highest outflows for active funds at $6.5 billion and Gold-rated Harbor International saw outflows of $1.0 billion, its third consecutive month on the bottom-flowing list. On the passive front, Power Shares NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock ETF saw the highest outflows of $2.8 billion.

To view the complete report, please click here. For more information about Morningstar Asset Flows, please visit http://global.morningstar.com/assetflows.

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About Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with more than $200 billion in assets under advisement and management as of March 31, 2017. The company has operations in 27 countries.

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