Global investors pulled $5.3 billion from fixed-income products last month. Equity ETPs saw outflows of $9.4 billion in August, according to BlackRock.
Overall, year-to-date global ETP inflows through August are running behind 2012’s record pace. Investors have added $128.1 billion so far in 2013, compared with $139.9 billion in the year-ago period.
“However, the 2013 composition remains much different with Equity gathering 80% more than last year, Fixed Income just a third as much and Commodity outflows adding a significant drag,” BlackRock said.
Equity funds have gathered $138.5 billion year to date.