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Leveraged loan funds see $460M inflow; streak hits 85 weeks and $63B

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Retail cash inflows to bank loan mutual funds and exchange-traded funds totaled $460 million for the week ended Jan. 29, according to Lipper, a division of Thomson Reuters. Of the total, just 4% was tied to the ETF segment, down from 9% of last week’s net $804 million inflow.

While down from last week, the inflow nonetheless extends the net inflow streak to 85 weeks, with a total of $63.1 billion over that span, by the weekly reporters only.

The four-week trailing average ticks up to $805 million, from $726 million last week, and $692 million two weeks ago.

Year-to-date inflows total $3.4 billion, of which $323 million were ETF-related, or 10% of the sum. In the comparable year-ago period, inflows were $3.3 billion, 12% of which were tied to ETFs.

Last year’s full-year inflow totaled $52.3 billion, of which 10% was tied to ETFs.

The change due to market conditions was negative for the first time in 18 weeks, at $111 million. Total assets stood at $105.4 billion at the end of the observation period, with ETFs comprising $7.6 billion of the total, or approximately 7% – Matt Fuller

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