May sees US fixed-income ETP record despite flight from high-yield bond products

Record-breaking fixed-income ETP flows

Fixed-income exchange-traded products (ETPs) pulled in $11 billion globally in net flows in May 2012, setting a record month for products linked to this asset class, with the majority ($7.2 billion) coming from the US.

But while it was high-yield bond ETPs that helped propel January to a record-breaking month (at $9.1 billion), May saw investors turn toward government bond ETPs, according to a BlackRock industry report.

Although in Europe the figures were still positive, in the US, high-yield ET

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