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Global FlowWatch - February 2016  Apr 22 2016
Globally, long-term mutual funds attracted nearly $12 billion in net flows during February. “Other” funds, which include alternative investments, real estate and guaranteed products, led all major asset classes by gathering $27 billion, followed by bond products with $2.4 billion. Equity vehicles experienced a collective $16 billion in net redemptions, the largest outflows of any asset class, while mixed funds only saw outflows of $2 billion during the month. At the regional level, Local Asia (excluding existing funds in China, which report assets on a quarterly basis) once again attracted the most amount of new investor money among all regions, totaling $13.4 billion in net contributions, while the U.S. and Canada added $10 billion and $6 billion, respectively. Cross-border, Local Europe, and Latin America saw collective outflows of $17.2 billion for the month.

ETF FlowWatch - February 2016  Apr 8 2016
ETF net flows worldwide reached $10 billion during February 2016, slightly lower than prior month’s $12 billion. Equity products experienced net withdrawals of $13 billion, which was completely offset by the same amount of bond fund inflows. Commodity (mostly Gold products) and other ETFs added another $10 billion. ETF assets stood at $2.8 trillion globally. In the U.S., equity products suffered $15 billion in net redemptions amid market volatility. On the other hand, Bond USD garnered over $8 billion in net new money. In addition, Gold products attracted over $5 billion in net flows.

Europe FlowWatch - February 2016  Apr 5 2016
During the month of February, investors redeemed a net €13.6 billion from long-term funds in European and cross-border markets. Bond and equity vehicles saw the most net redemptions at €9 billion and €7 billion, respectively. At the category level, Alternative funds led with about €3.6 billion in net new flows, while Commodities followed with €2.9 billion. Equity Asia Pacific, Bond Global, and Bond Europe collectively experienced €9.4 billion in net redemptions for the month. JP Morgan's Global Macro Opportunities fund, domiciled in Luxembourg, was the best-selling fund in Europe as well as in the cross-border space gathering over €1.1 billion in net new flows, partly contributed by Asian investors. The fund aims to achieve capital appreciation in excess of its cash benchmark by investing mainly in securities, globally, using financial derivative instruments where applicable.

Asia FlowWatch - February 2016  Apr 5 2016
In February 2016, long-term funds in Asia (excluding existing funds in China, which report data on a quarterly basis) saw net inflows of $13 billion, $10 billion less than the previous month. Equity funds led with $5.6 billion mainly from Japan, followed by bond programs ($4 billion), mixed products ($1.5 billion), and real estate vehicles ($1.4 billion). ‘Other’ funds, including alternative and guaranteed products, raised $1 billion this month. Equity Asia Pacific and Guaranteed/Protected (mainly new funds in China) were the top selling categories, raising $5 billion and $4 billion, respectively. In contrast, Bond High Yield experienced net outflows of close to $0.6 billion.

ETF FlowWatch - January 2016  Apr 1 2016
ETF flows worldwide slowed down to $12 billion during January 2016, following $51 billion of net deposits in December 2015. Equity products experienced net withdrawals of $8 billion, while bond products collected as much as $15 billion in net new cash for the month. ETF assets went down marginally to $2.8 trillion globally. In the U.S., equity products suffered $17 billion in net redemptions amid increasing market volatility and uncertain economic outlook. Investors pulled out over $20 billion from Equity US - Large Cap funds. On the other hand, bond ETFs recorded $14 billion in net inflows, mainly to Bond USD and Bond USD- Short Term products. In addition, commodity products added $3 billion.

Global FlowWatch - January 2016  Mar 22 2016
Globally, long-term mutual funds experienced net redemptions of $28 billion in January, in sharp contrast to the $107 billion deposited by investors during the same period a year ago. ‘Other’ funds, which include alternative investments, real estate and guaranteed products, was the only major asset class attracting net new money with $17 billion. However, this was more than offset by a collective $44 billion that flowed out of equity, mixed and bond vehicles. Equity products suffered the largest net redemptions with $23 billion, accounting for 52% of the total outflows during the month.

Europe FlowWatch - January 2016  Mar 4 2016
In January, investors in Europe redeemed a total of €32 billion from Long-term funds amid stock market corrections across the globe. Cross-border products accounted for nearly 90% of overall redemptions or €28 billion during the month. 'Other' funds that include real estate, alternatives, and guaranteed products, was the only major asset class to garner new money (€2 billion). Bond vehicles experienced the largest redemptions at €19 billion, followed by equity and mixed funds with €15 billion in collective outflows. At the category level, Equity Europe, Alternative and Bond USD funds collected €3 billion, €2 billion and €1 billion in net flows, respectively. In contrast, Bond High Yield saw €6 billion in redemptions during January.

 
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