Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - August 31, 2011
Published on 02 Sep 2011 by Tom Roseen
Tom Roseen reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended August 31, 2011. On the back of a four-day market rally, investors injected a net $14.1 billion into the funds business for the week ended August 31, 2011. Equity funds (including exchange traded funds [ETFs]) attracted their largest net inflows (+$6.3 billion) since May 4, 2011; however, ETF inflows accounted for the majority of net new money. Investors added a net $1.1 billion to the coffers of conventional equity funds (ex-ETFs), with Equity Income Funds taking in $0.9 billion. For the second consecutive week, taxable bond funds took in net money, attracting $1.8 billion, while municipal debt funds witnessed their sixth consecutive week of outflows (-$282 million), despite posting positive returns for the week.