Dollar beats sterling as money market funds start 2018 strongly
US dollar denominated money market funds topped the charts in terms of inflows for January this year, while UK sterling funds saw the biggest outflows from this sector, according to the latest Thomson Reuters Lipper data.
Craving for ETFs boosts European appetite for equity funds
European investors increased their risk appetite in 2017, recording high inflows into pure equity funds compared to outflows in the previous year, helped by a big rush into passive equity funds, according to a Thomson Reuters Lipper report.
US equity and iShares dominate European ETF market
US equity exchanged traded funds (ETFs) were the preferred product for European investors looking at the ETF market in 2017, accounting for 15% of the market’s assets under management (AUM), according to Thompson Reuters Lipper research.
Investors dump US equities, buy Europe – Lipper
US equity ETFs saw net outflows of €1.3bn in April, in a sharp reversal from the previous month when it was the best-selling asset class overall, Lipper reported. European equity ETFs, by contrast, enjoyed huge inflows on the back of macro(n)economic optimism.
Trump election sparks record US equity inflows
Donald Trump’s election victory has triggered an almost unprecedented move into US equities. According to Lipper fund flows data, American investors funnelled a record net sum of $27bn to US equity ETFs during the seven days after the election.