Chart o’ the Day: Global Equity Fund Flow Scorecard

Earlier this morning we looked at the remarkable turnaround in emerging market fund flows, which went positive for the first time in 13 weeks.

Below, a chart from Michael Hartnett’s BAML Flow Show report of the year-to-date scorecard for all equity regional categories. One grain of salt – last week also happened to be the first week of the 4th quarter, which means there’s definitely some rebalancing activity happening here – especially given the fact we’re talking about mutual funds and ETFs.

Equity Flows

Japan cracks: $1.6bn outflows (biggest 3w outflows since Nov’14)

EM is back: first inflows in 14 weeks ($0.7bn)

Europe defiant: $3.1bn inflows (inflows in 20 out of past 22 weeks)

US: muted $0.7bn inflows ($2.8bn ETF inflows vs $2.0bn mutual fund outflows)

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Josh here – that year-to-date negative $121 billion number from long only equity mutual funds is unbelievable! And the nearly mirror image replacement into ETFs just below it! I predicted this three years ago (see: The end of mutual funds is coming – Fortune) but I’m still shocked to see it.


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Bank of America Merrill Lynch – October 15th 2015

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