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EPFR data shows investors searching for returns

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: Data-provider EPFR reports that over the week ending 17th October, a smidgeon of better news from the US combined with expectations that Spain will seek a bailout sooner rather than later, has encouraged investors to put more emphasis on return.

The consequence was that the EPFR Global-tracked Emerging Market Bond and Emerging Market Equity Funds both took in over $1 billion during the week, as did High Yield Bond and Dividend Equity Funds, while Gold Funds posted outflows for the first time since late July and another "safe haven" fund group -- US Equity Funds -- recorded their fourth consecutive week of net redemptions.

"Our daily data shows that flows on the equity side did not pick up until later in the week, when the US retail numbers were out, and the fact flows into Money Market Funds hit a 45 week high suggests that investors are still very cautious," noted EPFR Global Research Director Cameron Brandt.

Overall, EPFR Global-tracked Bond Funds took in another $8.4 billion which took year-to-date inflows into record setting territory. All Equity Funds posted a net outflow of $1.2 billion while Money Market Funds attracted $23.1 billion.

Emerging Market Equity Fund Flows EPFR reports that encouraged by greater investor optimism about the US appetite for imports, EPFR Global-tracked Emerging Market Equity Funds extended their current inflow streak to s......................

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