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Inflation Fears Fuel 24 Weeks of Inflows to $4 Billion Loan ETF

  • SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF lures $1.5 billion in 2021
  • Rising rates, increased upgrades boost loans: Blackstone
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As economic growth and inflation forecasts climb, exchange-traded funds tracking loans have emerged as a haven of sorts as they’re poised to benefit from higher interest rates.

Those ETFs have lured more than $3 billion so far in 2021 and are on track for their biggest first-half haul since 2013, according to Bloomberg Intelligence data. The $3.8 billion SPDR Blackstone Senior Loan ETF (ticker SRLN) has seen 24 consecutive weekly inflows -- attracting $1.5 billion so far this year -- and is followed by the $5.9 billion Invesco Senior Loan ETF (ticker BKLN), which has taken in roughly $1.1 billion.