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IFIC Monthly Investment Fund Statistics – May 2022


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Mutual Fund and Exchange-Traded Fund Assets and Sales

TORONTO, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today announced investment fund net sales and net assets for May 2022.

Mutual fund assets totalled $1.895 trillion at the end of May 2022. Assets decreased by $18.6 billion or 1.0% compared to April 2022. Mutual funds recorded net redemptions of $6.4 billion in May 2022.

ETF assets totalled $310.9 billion at the end of May 2022. Assets increased by $0.9 billion or 0.3% compared to April 2022. ETFs recorded net sales of $2.6 billion in May 2022.

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

Asset Class May 2022 Apr. 2022 May 2021 YTD 2022   YTD 2021
Long-term Funds            
Balanced (5,347 ) (2,055 ) 4,276   1,012   31,555  
Equity (994 ) (697 ) 3,268   6,942   22,131  
Bond (882 ) (1,752 ) 1,098   (2,926 8,223  
Specialty 57   (204 ) 345   906   2,808  
Total Long-term Funds (7,166 ) (4,708 ) 8,987   5,935   64,718  
Total Money Market Funds 774   (199 ) (561 ) 967   (5,060 )
Total (6,391 ) (4,907 ) 8,426   6,902   59,658  

Mutual Fund Net Assets ($ Billions)*

Asset Class May 2022   Apr. 2022   May 2021   Dec. 2021  
Long-term Funds                
Balanced 932.8   943.6   935.2   1,024.9  
Equity 674.4   681.7   664.4   747.7  
Bond 238.1   239.2   254.8   261.5  
Specialty 22.1   22.2   18.0   22.2  
Total Long-term Funds 1,867.4   1,886.7   1,872.3   2,056.3  
Total Money Market Funds 27.6   26.9   28.6   26.4  
Total 1,895.0   1,913.6   1,900.9   2,082.7  

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* Please see below for important information regarding this data.

ETF Net Sales/Net Redemptions ($ Millions)*

Asset Class May 2022 Apr. 2022 May 2021 YTD 2022   YTD 2021
Long-term Funds            
Balanced 229   125   284   1,143   2,008  
Equity 1,634   539   3,797   11,791   15,360  
Bond (235 ) 322   1,751   1,277   6,799  
Specialty 593   (115 ) 1,941   1,373   5,135  
Total Long-term Funds 2,221   870   7,773   15,584   29,301  
Total Money Market Funds 347   91   (177 ) 1,126   (1,676 )
Total 2,568   961   7,596   16,710   27,625  

ETF Net Assets ($ Billions)*

Asset Class May 2022   Apr. 2022   May 2021   Dec. 2021  
Long-term Funds                
Balanced 12.1   11.9   9.7   12.1  
Equity 203.3   202.1   188.6   225.2  
Bond 75.7   75.8   84.1   89.6  
Specialty 12.4   13.0   9.5   13.6  
Total Long-term Funds 303.4   302.9   291.9   340.5  
Total Money Market Funds 7.5   7.1   5.6   6.6  
Total 310.9   310.0   297.4   347.1  

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* 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. Starting with January 2022 data, ETF data is adjusted to remove double counting arising from Canadian-listed ETFs that invest in units of other Canadian-listed ETFs. Any references to IFIC ETF assets and sales figures prior to 2022 data should indicate that the data has not been adjusted for ETF of ETF double counting.
  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.

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About IFIC
The Investment Funds Institute of Canada is the voice of Canada’s investment funds industry. IFIC brings together approximately 150 organizations, including fund managers, dealers, professional and back-office service providers, to strengthen the integrity of the investment funds industry, foster public confidence in investment funds, and enable investors to achieve good outcomes. By connecting savers to Canada’s economy, our industry contributes significantly to Canadian economic growth and job creation.

For more information please contact:

Pira Kumarasamy
Senior Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
[email protected] 
416-309-2317

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