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Europe FlowWatch - March 2015  May 5 2015
For the month of March, investors in Europe deposited a net €58 billion into long-term funds, 60% of which, or €34.5 billion, was derived from cross-border products. Bond Europe, Equity Europe, and Mixed Conservative strategies saw the largest inflows with at least €10 billion each gathered in March. Northern Trust’s Europe Equity Index UCITS fund was the highest cash flow fund for the month, receiving €1 billion in assets mostly from institutional investors. This March new launch is an index fund that closely tracks the performance of the MSCI Europe Index with net dividends reinvested.

Asia FlowWatch - March 2015  May 5 2015
In March 2015, long-term funds in Asia saw $23 billion in net inflows, of which $13 billion was contributed by Japan. Mixed products led the way with $20 billion ($18 billion from China), followed by real estate products ($2.3 billion) and bond funds ($0.8 billion). ‘Other’ funds, including alternative and guaranteed products, raised close to $1.7 billion for the month. Mixed Flexible, Equity Sector/Other and Equity Japan were the top selling categories in March, collectively gathering $22 billion of net new money. On the other hand, Equity China suffered close to $10 billion in net redemptions. At a product level, Nomura Topix Exchange Traded Fund was the bestseller in the region, collecting $1.1 billion in Japan, closely followed by Lombarda JingXuan Open Regularly Hybrid Fund which added $1 billion during the month.

ETF FlowWatch - February 2015  Apr 20 2015
ETFs garnered inflows of $47 billion worldwide in February 2015, bringing the total for the first two months of the year to $67 billion. ETFs continued to climb toward global assets of $3 trillion, ending February just shy of $2.9 trillion. Following a rare month of flat demand in January, inflows in the U.S rebounded to $31 billion in February. Fixed income funds led the way, as bond ETFs of all styles attracted $14 billion of net deposits. ETF assets in the U.S., which had dipped below $2 trillion in January, eclipsed that milestone again in February and stood at $2.1 trillion at the end of the month.

Global FlowWatch - February 2015  Apr 17 2015
For the month of February, investors deposited a net $185 billion into long-term funds globally. Bond funds led flows with $73 billion, followed by Equity products at $51 billion, Mixed at $41 billion, and ‘Others’ vehicles at $20 billion. On a regional level, the U.S. captured the most flows with $64 billion. The Cross-border space came in second with $49 billion, while local Europe, Asia, and Canada added $40 billion, $20 billion, and $10 billion, respectively.

Europe FlowWatch - February 2015  Apr 6 2015
Investors in Europe deposited a net €79 billion into long-term funds in February, with €43 billion of which coming from cross-border products. Bond vehicles gathered the most new money at €27 billion, followed by Mixed funds at €23 billion, Equity products at €18 billion, and 'Other' funds at €11 billion

Asia FlowWatch - February 2015  Apr 5 2015
In February 2015, long-term funds in Asia (excluding existing funds in China, which report data on a quarterly basis) saw $21 billion in net inflows, of which $9 billion was contributed by China. Mixed products led the way with $6.1 billion ($5 billion from China), closely followed by Equity ($5.5 billion), Bond ($4.6 billion), and real estate funds ($3.8 billion). ‘Other’ funds, including alternative and guaranteed products, raised close to $0.7 billion for the month.

Multi-Asset Strategies Shine in Asia  Mar 31 2015
Last year was one of the best years for cross-border fund managers in Asia, despite a slowdown of fund sales during the last quarter. Largely Luxembourg- and Ireland-domiciled UCITS funds attracted $25 billion in net flows in three core Asian markets – Hong Kong (estimated $10.1 billion), Taiwan ($9.2 billion), and Singapore ($5.5 billion), the highest result since 2010.

 
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