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Europe FlowWatch - November 2016  Jan 5 2017
During November long-term funds in local Europe and the cross-border space saw the first monthly net outflows in nine months, totaling €4 billion in net redemptions. Equity vehicles garnered the most new money at €11.1 billion, breaking the outflow trend over the past eleven consecutive months and regaining some of the losses, which helped decrease their year-to-date net redemptions to €52.7 billion. In contrast, bond funds suffered net withdrawals amounting to €17.7 billion in November, ending a nine month net positive run and bringing down their aggregate net inflows to €93.5 billion so far this year.

Asia FlowWatch - November 2016  Jan 5 2017
Long-term funds in Asia garnered $30 billion in net flows during November (excluding existing funds in China, which report data on a quarterly basis). Bond funds led contributions at roughly $19 billion, followed by mixed products with $6 billion. Equity products took in $5 billion of net new money, while real estate funds and guaranteed funds added $0.3 billion and $0.2 billion, respectively. On the other hand, ‘other’ products experienced a moderate $0.7 billion in net redemptions for the month. Bond Asia Pacific, mostly Bond CNY products in China, was the top selling investment category again in November, raising $20 billion in net flows across all Asian markets. Mixed Flexible funds also attracted $5.6 billion in net new money. By comparison, Bond Global funds suffered net outflows of about $1.1 billion during the month.

ETF FlowWatch - November 2016  Dec 23 2016
In November, worldwide ETFs soared with $60 billion in net flows amid a surprising result in the U.S. presidential election, netting nearly $330 billion of inflows year-to-date. Net flows globally were driven by over $66 billion flows into equity ETFs against a backdrop of $6 billion in redemptions in commodity (mostly gold funds) products. ETF assets surged to a record high of $3.417 trillion globally. BlackRock launched two new ETFs in November, iShares Core Hang Seng Index ETF HKD and iShares Core 5-10 Year USD Bond ETF, collecting $102 million and $25 million in net new money in Hong Kong and the U.S., respectively. In particular, iShares Core Hang Seng Index ETF HKD will be a part of the 9 ETFs in their newly launched iShares APAC Core Series for Asian investors.

Global FlowWatch - October 2016  Dec 21 2016
Globally, long-term mutual funds attracted $32 billion in net flows during October 2016, bringing aggregate year-to-date net deposits to $521 billion. Bond and mixed vehicles added a collective $46 billion in net subscriptions. By comparison, equity funds suffered over $26 billion in net redemptions during the month, marking their seventh consecutive month of net outflows since March of this year. At the regional level, local Asia attracted the greatest amount of net new investor money with $14 billion, followed by local Europe and cross-border regions with $10 billion and $6 billion, respectively. The U.S. and Canada also garnered combined inflows of $4 billion in October. At the other end of the spectrum, Latin America was the only region to experience net withdrawals for the month, totaling $1.7 billion in net redemptions

Asia FlowWatch - October 2016  Dec 5 2016
Long-term funds in Asia garnered $13.5 billion in net flows during October (excluding existing funds in China, which report data on a quarterly basis). Bond funds led contributions at roughly $10 billion, followed by mixed products with $3 billion. Real estate funds took in $1.6 billion in net new money, while “other” programs and guaranteed funds added $0.7 billion and $0.04 billion, respectively. On the other side, Equity products experienced $2 billion in net redemptions for the month. Bond Asia Pacific was the top selling investment strategy in October, raising $10 billion across all Asian markets. Mixed Flexible funds also attracted $2 billion in net new money. By comparison, Equity Asia Pacific products suffered net outflows of about $1.8 billion during the month.

Europe FlowWatch - October 2016  Dec 5 2016
During October investors deposited a net €13.8 billion into long-term funds in local Europe and the cross-border space. Mixed products garnered the most new money at €7.1 billion, closely followed by Bond funds at €6.1 billion. Meanwhile, equity vehicles experienced continuous net redemptions that amounted to €3.9 billion for the month, bringing year to date aggregate net withdrawals to €63.5 billion for the asset class. At the category level, Bond Emerging Markets led with nearly €4 billion, while Bond Global also collected €3.3 billion in net new cash. By comparison, Equity Europe and Bond Europe suffered €5 billion and €1.9 billion in net outflows, respectively, during October. Banco Popolare's Gestielle Cedola Multi Target III, a cross-border Mixed Conservative product domiciled in Italy, was the bestselling fund this month attracting €1.1 billion in assets since inception.

ETF FlowWatch - October 2016  Dec 5 2016
ETF net flows worldwide slowed down noticeably over the summer, totaling $ 21 billion during October. Equity products brought in majority of the net flows at $14 billion, while bond and commodity (mostly gold products) added $4 billion and $2 billion, respectively. Despite net inflows, ETF AUM declined slightly to $3.35 trillion globally as of October 2016. The U.S.-domiciled Elkhorn Lunt Low Vol/Hi Beta Tctical ETF was the largest ETF new launch in October, attracting $51 million in net flows. The ETF is actively managed and tracks the Lunt Capital US Large Cap Equity Rotation Index, which is designed to tactically rotate between low-volatility and high beta stocks in the S&P 500. Notably, PowerShares QQQ, which is domiciled in the U.S. and formerly known as "NASDAQ- 100 Index Tracking Stock”, amassed nearly $2 billion in net new money during October 2016.

 
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