Fund flows benefit US equities

Water_tapInvestors accelerated flows into equity funds from bond funds in the week ending December 15 in light of uncertainty about Eurozone debt, US municipal finances and Chinese monetary policy. EPFR Global-tracked bond funds posted their biggest outflow since October 2008, while equity funds collectively took in over $10bn (€7.58bn) for the second week running. Flows into equity funds were paced by developed markets fund groups with US Equity Funds to the fore in total USD terms. Emerging Market Equity Funds did extend their current inflow streak to 29 straight weeks, and remain firmly on course to set a new yearly record, but the amount they absorbed was significantly lower than their year-to-date weekly average of over $1.8bn. ©2010 funds europe

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.