Investors threw $105 billion into exchange-traded products in the first half of 2012, giving the global ETP industry the largest first-half-year inflow ever recorded, according to BlackRock’s latest ETP Landscape Report. The record $105 billion inflow is up 16% from the $90.6 billion ETPs posted in the first half of 2011, the industry’s previous high water mark for flows.

Fixed-income ETPs attracted the most net new assets, taking in $42 billion, or 41% of the global ETP inflows during the first half of the year. Of the $42 billion, $15.5 billion went to investment-grade corporate bond ETPs, according to the data.

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