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Inflows into bonds rise as risk-averse investors shun equities for safer investments

Fund Flow Index - May 2019

In April, rising share prices since the beginning of the year have done little to ignite investor enthusiasm for equity funds. Investors added a mere £62.7m to their equity fund holdings, taking the year-to-date total to £169m.

  • Despite almost no new money flowing into equity funds, investors are trading equity funds at record levels, indicating switching on a massive scale
  • Investors add just £62.7m to equity funds in April, taking YTD total to £169m
  • This compares to an inflow of £4.0bn in the same period a year ago
  • Bond funds, by contrast, see strong inflows in April
  • Risk aversion rises