Monthly UIT Deposits
Washington, DC; September 15, 2020—Unit investment trusts, investment companies that hold fixed portfolios of selected stocks or bonds, had total deposits of $2.93 billion in August, according to statistics compiled by ICI. For comparison, deposits were $4.07 billion in July 2020 and $3.53 billion in August 2019.
Total Deposits by Trust Type
Thousands of dollars
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There were 102 new trusts issuing shares in August. Of that total, 99 were equity trusts, one was a taxable bond trust, and two were tax-free bond trusts.
In terms of maturity, short term bond trusts having an average weighted maturity of less than five years attracted the most deposits in August, with $24.82 million.
June 2020 figures: Data on the market value of unit investment trusts issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2020 indicates a total of 4,471 trusts with a value of $69.02 billion. According to reports of sponsors, on June 30, 2020, there were 1,579 tax-free bond trusts, with a market value of $6.56 billion; 546 taxable bond trusts, with a market value of $1.76 billion; and 2,346 equity trusts, with a market value of $60.69 billion.