Inflows into bonds rise as risk-averse investors shun equities for safer investments

09 May 2019

In April, rising share prices since the beginning of the year have done little to ignite investor enthusiasm for equity funds. Investors added a mere £62.7m to their equity fund holdings, taking the year-to-date total to £169m.

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

  • Investors add just £62.7m to equity funds in April, taking YTD total to £169m
  • This compares to an inflow of £4.0bn in the same period a year ago
  • Despite almost no new money flowing into equity funds, investors are trading equity funds at record levels, indicating switching on a massive scale
  • Bond funds, by contrast, see strong inflows in April
  • Risk aversion rises

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

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