The investment seeks to track the investment results of the Markit iBoxx® USD Liquid High Yield Index (the "underlying index").
The underlying index is a rules-based index consisting of liquid U.S. dollar-denominated, high yield corporate bonds for sale in the United States, as determined by the index provider. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the underlying index and may invest up to 10% of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents, as well as in securities not included in the underlying index.
By Sam Forgione
NEW YORK, Aug 13 (Reuters) - U.S-based high-yield bond funds reported $1.2 billion in outflows, while U.S.-based
investment-grade corporate bond funds posted their biggest cash withdrawals since June 2013, at $1.8 billion, data from Thomson
Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.
The latest figures, for the week ended Aug. 12, mark the third straight week of outflows for the two fund categories,
Lipper said. "The flows data indicated investors were running away from
high yield in both mutual funds and ETFs," said Pat Keon,
research analyst at Lipper. Keon said the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, which suffered outflows of
$524 million, and the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK),
with withdrawals of $305 million, saw the most money leave among exchange-traded funds.
Investors turned to low-risk, U.S.-based money market funds, which attracted $6 billion to mark their second straight week of
inflows. Additionally, funds that specialize in U.S. Treasuries attracted $601 million in inflows, Lipper said.
U.S.-based domestic-focused stock funds reported $1.5 billion of outflows, for a fourth straight week of outflows,
while U.S.-based non-domestic-focused stock funds attracted $2.4 billion, their fourth straight week of inflows. "Despite the turmoil in China, equities continued the trend
we've seen for most of 2015 for mutual funds, non-domestic
equity funds took in net new money for the week, while domestic equity funds saw money leave their coffers," Keon said.
For their part, U.S.-based stock funds posted $936 million of inflows in week ended Wednesday, their first inflows in five
weeks, Lipper said. The following is a broad breakdown of the flows for the
week, including exchange-traded funds (in $ billions): Sector Flow Chg % Assets Count
($Bil) Assets ($Bil) All Equity Funds 0.936 0.02 5,296.845 11,818
Domestic Equities -1.491 -0.04 3,804.987 8,502 Non-Domestic 2.427 0.16 1,491.858 3,316
Equities All Taxable Bond -2.043 -0.09 2,320.491 6,123
Funds All Money Market 6.016 0.26 2,338.127 1,227
Funds All Municipal Bond 0.011 0.00 345.812 1,496
Funds (Reporting by Sam Forgione; Editing by Jonathan Oatis, Jennifer
Ablan and Steve Orlofsky)
By Jennifer Ablan and David Gaffen
NEW YORK, June 11 (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds yanked $2.6 billion from high-yield "junk" portfolios in the
week ended June 10, the most in five weeks, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.
The cash withdrawals stemmed from exchange-traded-fund investors pulling capital from the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield
Corporate Bond Fund, $1.06 billion, and the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF, $762 million, said Jeff Tjornehoj,
head of Americas research at Lipper. "High-yield spreads backed up 20 basis points this week,
erasing the April-May rally and that spooked investors," Tjornehoj said. After their worst two-week performance since
March, taxable bond mutual funds saw outflows of $653 million, just the second week investors have pulled money from them this
year, Tjornehoj added. Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled another $88 million
from international and global debt funds in the week ended June 10, after cash withdrawals of $257 million in the week ended
June 3, their second-biggest outflow this year, Lipper said. Prices on German Bunds have been falling and their yields
rising since hitting a low on 10-year Bund yields of 0.049 percent on April 17. Thursday, 10-year German Bund
yields were trading around 0.89 percent. Including ETF activity, equity funds reported net cash
inflows totaling $2.8 billion in the week ended June 10, with domestic funds reporting net outflows of $62 million and
non-domestic funds reporting net inflows of $2.861 billion, Lipper said.
Excluding ETF activity, equity funds reported net cash inflows totaling $850 million with domestic funds reporting net
outflows of $805 million and non-domestic funds reporting net inflows totaling $1.655 billion, Lipper added.
The following is a broad breakdown of the flows for the week, including exchange-traded funds (in $ billions):
Sector Flow Chg % Assets ($Bil) Count ($Bil) Assets
All Equity Funds 2.800 0.05 5,421.941 11,709 Domestic Equities -0.062 -0.00 3,874.887 8,410
Non-Domestic 2.861 0.18 1,547.053 3,299 Equities
All Taxable Bond -2.643 -0.11 2,341.925 6,061 Funds
All Money Market -7.230 -0.32 2,282.935 1,276 Funds
All Municipal -0.412 -0.12 344.979 1,491 Bond Funds
(Reporting By Jennifer Ablan and David Gaffen; Editing by Tom Brown)
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