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The funds have grown as investors have a taken a greater interest in fixed-income assets, which have attracted $35.1 billion over June. [Bond ETFs Remain Top Draw in June]

While investment-grade trading volumes dipped to a daily average of $11.4 billion in June, this year’s low, trading volumes in the largest bond ETFs increased 4%. The Total Return Fund added $1.4 billion in June, whereas the ETF version saw $498.4 million in new inflows.

“Once you get to a certain size, your ability to add value is constrained almost by definition,” Baha added in the Bloomberg story. “If you believe in the efficient-market theory, the bigger you get the more difficult it is to add value because your choices are more limited.”

PIMCO Total Return ETF

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Max Chen contributed to this article.