Specialized flows,
allocations and markets data

Dig deeper with our specialized datasets

EPFR’s market-leading data helps clients from around the world find the intelligence they need to make more intelligent decisions.

Built upon our Fund Flows and Allocations data, our specialized solutions leverage our nearly 25 years of trading experience, enabling buy-side and sell-side clients to:

  • Track their overall performance against any benchmarks they may be utilizing
  • Better understand investor sentiment, active weighting and behavioral patterns
  • Spot which levers to pull in order to improve top-line and bottom-line performance
Example of an interactive chart showcasing EPFR's Money Market Fund Flows dataset.

Core and hybrid datasets

EPFR captures data from thousands of sources worldwide and is released following a 24-hour production cycle.

To ensure clients really get the investible truth, EPFR data is available in a variety of core and hybrid datasets:

  • Core datasets are based on data directly sourced from Fund Managers and Administrators
  • Hybrid datasets combine EPFR’s Fund Flows and Allocations data to give you a deeper understanding of how money is moving across geographies, sectors, industries, and stocks.
This image, in dark blue background, shows EPFR's Fund Flows and Fund Allocations core datasets, and how they combine to create our hybrid datasets.

Our specialized solutions

Image of a chart representing EPFR's Hedge Fund Flows dataset, covering the 'Cumulative monthly flows, as percentage of AUM, to Brazil Equity Funds and Hedge Fund Flows, from Q1 2021 to Q1 2023'.

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Hedge Fund Flows

This dataset provides a comprehensive view of capital flows into and out of a fund group with few regulatory constraints, allowing clients to make deeper comparisons and manage risk.

Better understand investor sentiment and hedge fund activity with this combined database, created in partnership with Backstock BarclayHedge.

  • Coverage: history dating back to 2010, tracking over 3,500 Hedge Funds and Commodity Trade Advisors and roughly $1.7 trillion in AUM

 

Image of a chart representing 'China Shareclass Allocations, from 2014 to 2022'.

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China Share Class Allocations
Are you looking for key insights from China A shares and other fund allocations with exposure to China?

Our dataset covers 9 share classes, and draws from a universe of funds that include dedicated China, Greater China, Pacific Regional, Global, Global Emerging Markets (GEM), and Asia ex-Japan regional equity funds.

  • Share classes included: A, B, H and N Shares, Red Chips, P, S, and T Chips, and ADRs
  • Coverage: over $3 trillion in assets

 

Image of a chart representing EPFR's FX Allocations dataset, covering the 'G10 countries currency ranking, from Q1 to Q5 of any given year'.

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FX Allocations
Gain the ability of momentum and relative weighting analysis, signal building and FX modeling through EPFR’s coverage of G10 currencies, and the currencies of over 50 developed markets and emerging markets.

  • Coverage: over $4.2 trillion in assets

 

Image of a table showcasing EPFR's PIPE & Private Placement Markets specialized solution, covering 'Q3 2022 top 5 investment banking league table by number of transactions'.

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PIPE & Private Placement Markets (PlacementTracker)
Launched in 1999, EPFR’s PlacementTracker is the premier research, analysis, and reporting tool covering PIPE and Private Placement markets.

Our interactive database includes over:

  • 50,000 transaction profiles
  • 2,700 placement agents
  • 15,000 investor profiles
  • 1,200 legal counsel profiles.

 

Example of EPFR's specialized Liquidity Research, with an image of a chart representing "Weekly flows, in USD millions, for China, Japan and Europe Equity Funds from December 2022 to June 2023".

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Liquidity Research

This is your window to equity market liquidity. Our datasets and research reports are used by some of the largest asset managers in the world, enabling them to make better and more informed investment decisions.

The key premise of our approach is that stock prices are a function of liquidity. Like the prices of any tradable good, the prices of stocks are driven by supply and demand. We track three main types of US data: 

  • Fund Flows (Demand)
  • Corporate actions (Supply)
  • Macroeconomic data

 

Example of a chart using EPFR's Money Market Flows data

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Money Market Flows

EPFR offers two windows into Money Market Fund flows and allocations:

  • Flow data from 2007 onwards for a broad universe of funds domiciled globally; this data can be run through a number of EPFR’s standard filters.
  • Our specialist iMoneyNet solution offers a more granular look at a smaller universe that mainly covers the US and Europe, also covering separate ultra-short-term Bond Funds on a separate dataset. Some of iMoneyNet’s data has history dating back to the 1970s.

“EPFR’s data will tell you what is happening from one region to another, meaning that you can better understand investor sentiment.”

Kenneth Chan, SVP Global Quantitative Strategist – Jefferies Hong Kong Limited

Specialized flows, allocations and markets data – FAQs

What are specialized funds?

Also known as ‘sector funds’ or ‘sectoral funds’, specialized funds are mutual funds or Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) investing in securities from very specific industries, commodities, sectors or regions. An example of specialized fund could be China ETF A Shares, as it tracks domestic Chinese equities trading on either the Shenzhen or the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

EPFR’s fund flows and asset allocations data provides our clients with access to a privileged view of the underlying investor demand for different asset classes, themes, currencies, industries and geographies. By relying on datasets with 25 years of history in some cases, you can spot key investor sentiment trends and put them in a more accurate historical context.

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