High yield appetite remains high

Wheat field1Investor appetite for high yield bonds was maintained in August when €5.7 billion of inflows across different currencies were seen. However, bond inflows overall were slightly down on July, according to Lipper, a data provider. Long-term fund sales across asset classes in Europe – apart from money market funds – were up slightly to €18.5 billion in August from €15.5 billion in July. The year-to-date inflows total for these funds reached over the €100 billion mark to €103.4 billion. ©2012 funds europe

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