EPFR in the news – May 2024


May, 6

CNCB Indonesia – Apple’s Tactics Out of the Abyss of Destruction After iPhone 15 Failed Miserably
Apple has approved a $110 billion share buyback. This is Apple’s largest buyback, according to EPFR analyst Winston Chua.

Bloomberg – At $2 Million Per Minute, Treasuries Mint Cash Like Never Before
Bond funds raked in $300 billion in 2023 and $191 billion so far this year, reversing outflows in 2022 that were the biggest in recent memory, according to EPFR data.


May, 3

Reuters – FOMO finally returns to Chinese equities
Exposure to China remains light, with average allocations by global equity funds at 1.5% at the end of March, according to EPFR data.

XM – Putting Apple’s monster buyback plan in perspective
This was the biggest buyback authorization, not just in Apple’s history, but for any U.S. company, according to Winston Chua analyst at EPFR Liquidity Offerings, a provider of financial data on corporate actions such as buybacks, cash-take overs and new share offerings.

Reuters – Apple shares jump as record buyback and upbeat forecast lure investors
It also approved an additional $110 billion in share repurchases, the largest ever buyback authorization by a U.S. company, according to EPFR analyst Winston Chua.

MarketWatch – Mortgage-bond funds haul in billions in April
Investors poured billions of dollars into mortgage-backed securities funds in April, including a one-week haul of $2.25 billion, the most of any week since the start of 2022, according to data from EPFR.


May, 1

elEconomista – ESG bond funds also note investor appetite for fixed income
Assets under management in global ESG bond funds stand at $655 billion and account for 6.2% of total assets under management of bond funds, according to EPFR data.

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