23 Mar 2012, by
Matthew Lemieux reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended March 21, 2012. Despite a strong Q1 rally, U.S. market indices began to show signs of slowing as the week came to a close. Although partially due to quarter-end window dressing, concerns stemming from higher domestic energy prices and economic data out of Europe and China were in the forefront of investor’s minds. Overall, the conventional mutual fund business experienced net outflows of $12.7 billion as corporate tax liabilities pushed institutions to pull roughly $17 billion out of money market funds. Equity funds(+$700 million) and Taxable Bond funds(+$3.3 billion) both attracted new assets while Municipal Debt funds ended the period flat with net inflows of only $44 million.