Confidence and cash spurred soaring fund inflows around the world in 2021 ______

19 Jan 2022

Soaring savings during the pandemic combined with 2021’s vaccine-fuelled pandemic optimism to drive dramatic increases in fund inflows last year, according to the latest Global Fund Flow Report from Calastone, the largest global funds network.

Key insights from this special global fund flows report:

  • Fund inflows jumped 140% to $150.5bn in 2021 across all asset classes
  • Equity funds saw 164% increase in inflows, reaching $52.8bn
  • Inflows were concentrated in the first half of the year, reflecting vaccine-fuelled optimism, but tailed off as inflation fears rose
  • Expensive technology funds were out of favour, but underpriced value funds had a good year
  • ESG funds were the hands-down winners, taking $3 of every $5 of net new cash flowing into equity funds in 2021 – led by UK and Europe
  • Active funds benefited from concerns over stock valuations (and from ESG), beating passives for new cash in 2021

Download the report in full

 

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