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Europe equity funds latest to catch a lift

Europe equity funds latest to catch a lift

Flows into EPFR-tracked Emerging Markets Equity Funds during the third week of January climbed to their highest level since mid-1Q21 as investors positioned themselves for China’s much anticipated economic rebound and, the anti-inflation rhetoric of the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank (ECB) notwithstanding, an early end to the current interest rate cycles in the US and Europe. Investors also steered $2.5 billion – a 101-week high – into Emerging Markets Bond Funds.

Global Navigator: Emerging markets funds | Mid-January

Global Navigator: Emerging markets funds | Mid-January

Flows into EPFR-tracked Emerging Markets Equity Funds during the third week of January climbed to their highest level since mid-1Q21 as investors positioned themselves for China’s much anticipated economic rebound and, the anti-inflation rhetoric of the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank (ECB) notwithstanding, an early end to the current interest rate cycles in the US and Europe. Investors also steered $2.5 billion – a 101-week high – into Emerging Markets Bond Funds.

Global Navigator: 2022, A tale of active versus passive

Global Navigator: 2022, A tale of active versus passive

The final week of 2022 saw EPFR-tracked Bond Funds post consecutive weekly outflows for the first time since mid-October, capping a year when the overall group smashed its previous outflow record as central banks scrambled to contain inflation running at multi-decade highs.
Behind the headline number, however, was a marked shift from active to passive management.

Global Navigator: Investors cash in on the US-led rally

Global Navigator: Investors cash in on the US-led rally

November closed with one benchmark US equities index returning to ‘bull’ territory. It also ended with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell remarking in a speech that “it seems to me likely that the ultimate level of [US interest] rates will need to be somewhat higher than thought at the time of the September meeting” but going on to say the pace of hikes to get there could slow as soon as December.

Global Navigator: Investors bracing for a chilly December

Global Navigator: Investors bracing for a chilly December

The glow from October’s better-than-expected US inflation data did not take long to fade. Going into the Thanksgiving holiday, investors found themselves digesting record levels of Covid infections in China, rising levels of industrial action, falling temperatures in Central Europe, imploding cryptocurrency markets and more layoffs in America’s previously high-flying technology sector.