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Record outflows from UK-focused funds as global bear market shreds investor sentiment

Fund Flow Index - July 2022

Equity funds suffered a punishing month of outflows in June as the global bear market shook investor sentiment. Investors withdrew a net £1.06bn of their equity-fund holdings during the month, taking 2022’s cumulative net outflow to £1.94bn.

Key highlights from this month's FFI:

  • Equity funds suffered £1.06bn outflows in June
  • UK-focused funds bore the brunt – outflows reached a record £1.14bn - the 13th consecutive month of selling
  • Income funds and ESG bucked the trend – enjoying inflows
  • Index funds are seeing greater outflows than active ones, even after the success of ESG is accounted for
  • Fixed income and mixed assets also saw outflows in June
  • But property saw its first inflows in almost four years as investors perceive its defensive qualities