CHICAGO, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 2015. In terms of combined active and passive flows, five out of eight category groups suffered outflows in June. Among actively managed funds, international equity and alternative were the only category groups to see inflows during the 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.
Additional highlights from Morningstar's report about U.S. asset flows in June:
- After five months of inflows, investors withdrew money from taxable-bond funds in June, with most of the redemptions coming from high-yield, bank-loan, and emerging-markets bond funds. Intermediate-term and world-bond funds, on the other hand, collected $2.0 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively.
- Despite Greece's debt troubles and Chinese stock market volatility, international-equity inflows topped all category groups. The group took in $22.4 billion, with $16.6 billion flowing to passive funds and $5.8 billion to active funds.
- Vanguard experienced redemptions from its active funds for the second consecutive month, but again, they were dwarfed by inflows of $19.4 billion to the firm's passive funds. Inflows to actively managed funds were weak across the board for the industry's largest providers in June, except for J.P. Morgan, which took in $2.6 billion.
- PIMCO Total Return, which has a Morningstar Analyst Rating™ of Bronze, was once again the leader in terms of active fund outflows, while Silver-rated PIMCO Income landed first on the list of active funds with the highest inflows during the month.
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