Buyers of equity funds sit on their hands for fourth month, but UK-focused funds buck the trend

04 Apr 2019

In March, the buyers' strike among investors in equity funds continued, with investors adding a net of just £74m to their equity fund holdings, resulting in an FFI: Equity of just 50.2 (a reading of 50 indicates that buys equal sells). This was the 9th weakest monthly inflow for equity funds since FFI records began.

Some of the key highlights from this month’s FFI:

  • Equity funds see just £120m of inflows in four months – equivalent to a typical single day of inflows in December 2017
  • UK funds buck the trend, seeing inflows accelerate as investors increasingly recognise how cheap UK assets have become
  • European funds remain very firmly out of favour with March being the 11th consecutive month to see outflows
  • Risk aversion rises significantly as higher risk funds see largest outflows since 2016

To read further insights from the FFI, please click through this link

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