Canadians Take $10 Billion Out Of Mutual Funds In June

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Canadian mutual funds posted net redemptions of $10.4 billion in June as investors continue to

sell their holdings amid worsening market volatility.

June’s mutual fund sales were greater than in May, when $6.4 billion was taken out of Canadian

funds.

The latest data from The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) shows that investors

pulled their money from all types of mutual funds – equity, bond, and balanced funds – while

money market funds saw an inflow of $1.3 billion during June as investors sought safe havens.

The huge volume of redemptions came as volatility continued to roil stock markets around the

world. Rising interest rates, fears of a global recession, and worries about corporate earnings

conspired to push stocks lower in June.

IFIC reported that Canadian mutual funds declined by a total of $107 billion, or 5.6%, in June

from May due to the ongoing market turmoil.

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) saw fewer redemptions in June than did mutual funds.

Redemptions from Canadian ETFs totaled $670 million last month, with ETFs that track stocks

posting the biggest sales.

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