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IFIC Monthly Investment Fund Statistics – August 2021

·4-min read

Mutual Fund and Exchange-Traded Fund Assets and Sales

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today announced investment fund net sales and net assets for August 2021.

Mutual fund assets totalled $2.028 trillion at the end of August 2021. Assets increased by $45.7 billion or 2.3% compared to July 2021. Mutual funds recorded net sales of $9.8 billion in August 2021.

ETF assets totalled $324.7 billion at the end of August 2021. Assets increased by $11.2 billion or 3.6% compared to July 2021. ETFs recorded net sales of $5.0 billion in August 2021.

Mutual Fund Net Sales/Net Redemptions ($ Millions)*

Asset Class

Aug. 2021

Jul. 2021

Aug. 2020

YTD 2021

YTD 2020

Long-term Funds

Balanced

4,928

4,929

616

49,432

(5,833

)

Equity

2,635

1,857

(662

)

30,418

1,169

Bond

1,707

2,080

2,859

13,116

10,124

Specialty

458

413

495

3,969

3,919

Total Long-term Funds

9,727

9,279

3,308

96,935

9,379

Total Money Market Funds

63

(446

)

(433

)

(6,386

)

4,686

Total

9,790

8,833

2,875

90,549

14,066

Mutual Fund Net Assets ($ Billions)*

Asset Class

Aug. 2021

Jul. 2021

Aug. 2020

Dec. 2020

Long-term Funds

Balanced

996.8

977.1

828.6

874.4

Equity

722.8

699.4

537.9

593.4

Bond

261.1

259.1

235.3

246.4

Specialty

19.8

19.2

30.9

35.0

Total Long-term Funds

2,000.5

1,954.8

1,632.8

1,749.3

Total Money Market Funds

27.3

27.3

37.1

34.4

Total

2,027.8

1,982.1

1,669.9

1,783.7

* Please see below for important information regarding this data.

ETF Net Sales/Net Redemptions ($ Millions)*

Asset Class

Aug. 2021

Jul. 2021

Aug. 2020

YTD 2021

YTD 2020

Long-term Funds

Balanced

273

292

115

2,893

1,167

Equity

3,379

2,449

1,178

23,914

18,896

Bond

1,114

(362

)

1,184

8,775

7,959

Specialty

300

273

243

6,359

1,503

Total Long-term Funds

5,065

2,651

2,719

41,940

29,525

Total Money Market Funds

(62

)

357

14

(1,278

)

2,207

Total

5,003

3,009

2,733

40,662

31,732

ETF Net Assets ($ Billions)*

Asset Class

Aug. 2021

Jul. 2021

Aug. 2020

Dec. 2020

Long-term Funds

Balanced

11.0

10.5

6.0

7.2

Equity

209.0

200.4

143.8

158.4

Bond

86.9

85.9

75.5

79.3

Specialty

11.8

10.6

5.1

5.2

Total Long-term Funds

318.7

307.5

230.4

250.0

Total Money Market Funds

6.0

6.0

6.7

7.3

Total

324.7

313.6

237.1

257.3

* Please see below for important information regarding this data.

IFIC direct survey data (which accounts for approximately 91% of total mutual fund industry assets) is complemented by data from Investor Economics to provide comprehensive industry totals.

IFIC makes every effort to verify the accuracy, currency and completeness of the information; however, IFIC does not guarantee, warrant, represent or undertake that the information provided is correct, accurate or current.

* Important Information Regarding Investment Fund Data:

  1. Mutual fund data is adjusted to remove double counting arising from mutual funds that invest in other mutual funds.

  2. ETF data is not adjusted to remove double counting arising from ETFs that invest in other ETFs.

  3. The Balanced Funds category includes funds that invest directly in a mix of stocks and bonds or obtain exposure through investing in other funds.

  4. Mutual fund data reflects the investment activity of Canadian retail investors.

  5. ETF data reflects the investment activity of Canadian retail and institutional investors.

About IFIC
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada is the voice of Canada’s investment funds industry. IFIC brings together 150 organizations, including fund managers, distributors and industry service organizations, to foster a strong, stable investment sector where investors can realize their financial goals. By connecting Canada’s savers to Canada’s economy, our industry contributes significantly to Canadian economic growth and job creation. To learn more about IFIC, please visit www.ific.ca.

For more information please contact:

Pira Kumarasamy
Senior Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
pkumarasamy@ific.ca
416-309-2317


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