Q2 2019 Traditional Asset Flows Report

About the Report

eVestment tracks the global distribution and movement of institutional assets across equity, fixed income and balanced/multi-asset strategies. This data is broken down by investor type and domicile. Flows are derived bottom-up from the strategy-level, using quarter-over-quarter assets reported by over 2200 traditional managers, then backing out performance.

Fixed income managers reported net institutional inflows of
+$38.3 bn for Q2 2019

Fixed income managers, excluding cash management strategies, reported net institutional inflows of +$38.3 bn in Q2 2019. Active non-U.S. bond strategies accounted for the bulk of these allocations (+$35.7 bn). On a strategy basis, global multi-sector fixed income, global core plus and EM debt blended currency managers led in terms of fresh allocations; the breadth of Europe fixed income strategies also saw significant institutional support during the quarter.

Report Highlights:

  • Institutional flows for U.S. bond managers measured -$7.3 bn in Q2 2019, equivalent to -0.1% of beginning-of-period AUM.
  • Equity strategies experienced net institutional outflows of -$122.9 bn in the most recent quarter.
  • Active equity strategies continued to see outflows, -$63.6 bn for active U.S. and -$72.2 bn for active non-U.S. managers.

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