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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.

Bond Funds Dominated 3Q’16 Net Flows, but This Could Change after U.S. Election; Record High ETF Assets, and Robo-Advisors  Dec 5 2016
The third quarter of 2016 was generally positive for the global mutual fund industry. Equity, bond, mixed and other long-term mutual funds attracted $311 billion in net flows during 3Q’16, the largest amount since 2Q’15. The year-to-date through September net flow contributions reached $513 billion worldwide.Bond funds dominated all major asset classes since the beginning of the year, totaling $258 billion in net new money in 3Q and $464 billion year-to-date. On the other hand, equity funds suffered net redemptions throughout the past three quarters, which together amounted to $136 billion in net withdrawals. This trend, however, will possibly change after the U.S. election, as the recent selloff in global bonds and emerging market debt could trigger a potential shift towards equity products.

Global FlowWatch - September 2016  Nov 22 2016
Globally, long-term mutual funds attracted $105 billion in net flows during September 2016, bringing aggregate year-to-date net deposits to $485 billion. Bond products led all major asset classes for the seventh month in a row by gathering $70 billion in net new cash, while mixed and “other” vehicles added a collective $45 billion in net subscriptions. By comparison, equity funds suffered over $8 billion in net redemptions during the month, marking its sixth 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 over $60 billion, followed by local Europe and cross-border regions with $18 billion and $16 billion, respectively. The U.S. and Canada also garnered combined inflows of $11 billion in September. At the other end of the spectrum, Latin America was the only region to experience net withdrawals for the month, totaling a moderate $100 million in net redemptions.

New Funds in Global Markets: Q3 2016  Nov 18 2016
Nearly $74 billion was deposited into 1,377 newly launched funds across Asia, Europe, and Cross-Border markets during Q3’16. Product development was overwhelmingly concentrated in Asia where 890 new funds attracted $53 billion in net new cash. Newly launched funds in local Europe attracted $11.1 billion, about 61% less than the previous quarter and $5.4 billion less than the $16.5 billion accrued during the same time a year ago.

Asia FlowWatch - September 2016  Nov 4 2016
Long-term funds in Asia garnered $60 billion in net flows during September, the highest of any month so far this year. All major asset classes collected net inflows, with bond funds leading the contributions at roughly $25 billion, followed by mixed products collecting $21 billion. Both bond and mixed fund flows were mainly contributed by China this month. Equity funds took in $9.6 billion in net new money, while real estate, guaranteed and “other” programs added $2.8 billion, $1.2 billion and $0.6 billion, respectively. Overall long-term fund net flows in the region reached $188 billion year-to-date through September, 52% of which went to China. Bond Asia Pacific was the top selling investment strategy in September, raising $23.7 billion across all Asian markets. Mixed Flexible funds also attracted $16.7 billion in net new money. By comparison, Equity Europe products suffered slight net outflows of about $0.3 billion during the month.

 
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