EPFR in the news – February 2024


February, 19

China Securities Journal – MSCI announced the results of its quarterly review and included 4 new A-share targets
The latest data released by EPFR, shows that inflows into Chinese equity funds surged in early February. In the week ending February 9, China equity funds broke the record set in the third quarter of 2015 for weekly inflows, attracting more than $19 billion in a single week.


February, 18

Caixin – Hong Kong stocks have risen for three consecutive days in the Year of the Dragon, will the resumption of A-shares on Monday get off to a good start?
Investment bank Goldman Sachs quoted EPFR’s fund flow data to publish a research report pointing out that Chinese equity funds continued to flow $3 billion in the two days before the Spring Festival after recording a record inflow of $19 billion in the previous week.


February, 16

Bloomberg – Money Keeps Flowing to Credit Funds Despite Jitters Over Rates
Investors added $10.3 billion to global investment-grade bond funds in the week through February 14, a 16th straight week of inflows, citing EPFR data compiled by BofA Securities strategists.

Bloomberg – BofA’s Hartnett Says US Tech in a Bubble That’s Waiting to Pop
About $2.3 billion was added to funds focused on tech stocks, Hartnett said, citing EPFR data in the week through February 14.


February, 15

Bloomberg Linea – Credit Markets Resist Even Higher U.S. Inflation
Money flowing into funds focusing on high-rated US bonds “strengthened considerably” to about $6 billion in the week ended February 7, BofA Securities strategists wrote in a note, citing EPFR data.


February, 13

Financial Times – China’s ‘national team’ propels EM ETF flows to new record
EPFR reported on Friday that flows to EM equity funds hit a record weekly high in dollars at the start of February — also hitting the highest level as a percentage of assets under management since the global financial crisis of 2008.

Bloomberg – TUI Exit Set to Further Dent UK’s Appeal as a Global Host
What’s more, a total of $100 billion has fled UK stock funds since the 2016 Brexit vote, Barclays Plc estimates, citing EPFR data.


February, 12

Bloomberg – Hedge Fund Verde Builds Small China Bet After ‘Horrendous’ Rout
Chinese stocks just recorded their biggest weekly inflow on record, partly driven by state-backed investors, citing Bank of America and EPFR data.

The Business Times – Australia’s top bank CBA lures funds exiting China despite profit outlook
Actively managed funds increased their allocations to CBA towards the end of 2023, according to data from fund flow tracker EPFR, the only Australian bank to see growth during that period.

Bloomberg – Scrap Stamp Duty on UK Shares to Boost Market, Peel Hunt Urges
Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt is under pressure to help boost the bourse’s fortunes, after investors pulled a record $28.8 billion from UK equity funds last year, according to EPFR data.


February, 9

Bloomberg – BofA’s Hartnett Says Stock Rally Close to Triggering Sell Signal
About $5.6 billion flowed into global stock funds in the week ended Feb. 7, while bonds attracted $13.3 billion, according to the note citing EPFR data.

Bloomberg – BofA Says State Funds Drive Biggest-Ever China Stock Inflows
A record $19.8 billion poured into funds focused on Chinese stocks in the week through February 7, that accounted for almost all of the $20.8 billion — an all-time-high — that flooded into emerging-market equities, the strategists said, citing EPFR data.


February, 6

The Business Times – Analysis-US credit issuance breaking records as healthy economy emboldens investors
Those investing in junk bonds saw inflows jump to $2.373 billion from $411 million the prior week, TD Securities said in a report, citing EPFR data.


February, 5

Bloomberg – Wall Street snubs China for India in a historic markets shift
Active bond funds have put 50 cents to work in India for every dollar they pulled from China since 2022, according to EPFR data.


February, 2

Nikkei – “Buy” Japanese stock ETFs
The overall balance of Japanese stock ETFs listed overseas reached $77.7 billion, the highest since 2002 when data can be traced back through EPFR.

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