UK retail investor plough deeper into equities

UK mapEquity was the best selling fund sector among UK investors for the fifth month in a row with a net £1.1 billion (€1.5 billion) of sales, according to The Investment Association (IA).

The figures, which are for September, show UK equity income funds remained the top sellers with net retail sales of £445 million.

Fixed income funds saw the highest net retail outflows since June 2013, at £515 million.

Yesterday, Morningstar reported that fixed income outflows across Europe were €16.3 billion in September and quarterly outflows were the highest since 2008.

Institutional investors pulled out a net £899 million from UK funds during the month, the IA figures show.

UK equity funds were the best-selling equity category in September, followed by Europe and global.

Asian equity funds saw outflows of £129 million – the fifth consecutive month of outflows.

Asian retail investors have recently been pulling out of global equities and moving to home markets.

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