Q1 2017 Traditional Asset Flows Report

2017 Starts on a Positive Note for Institutional Investment Asset Managers

Institutional investors added a net positive $9.1 billion to the institutional investment management business in Q1 2017. U.S. fixed income strategies were the largest beneficiary with +$72.8 billion in new allocations, according to the just-released eVestment 1Q 2017 Traditional Asset Flows report.

eVestment’s quarterly traditional asset flows reports show the flow of institutional funds across investment strategies, regions and investor types based on data reported to eVestment by institutional asset managers around the world.

A few other interesting points from the report include:

  • Like U.S. fixed-income strategies, global fixed-income strategies saw strong inflows in 1Q, attracting +$32.3 billion in assets. These flows were concentrated largely in global aggregate, credit and unconstrained strategies.
  • U.S. equity managers on the whole saw outflows of -$45.4 billion in 1Q, while passive U.S. equity strategies saw inflows of +$42.0 billion last quarter.
  • Globally, active equity strategies continued to see outflows in 1Q, with U.S. and non-U.S. active equity strategies bleeding a combined -$142.7 billion during the quarter.
  • Flows to Japan and Asia-Pacific ex-Japan equity and fixed-income strategies were negative in Q1, most notably in Asia-Pacific ex-Japan equity strategies, which saw net outflows of -5.3% of year-end 2016 AUM

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