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Lipper 2012 Q4 Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 09 Jan 2013, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj reviews fourth quarter performance figures for fixed income mutual funds as well as the developments and trends that shaped them.

Lipper 2012 Q3 Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 09 Oct 2012, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj reviews the third quarter performance of fixed income funds. Statements by central bankers Draghi and Bernanke shook up bond markets and focused investors’ attention back on monetary policies and their positive effect on risky assets. Because the dollar fell over the quarter, ex-US fund strategies outperformed and with risk assets back in the driver’s seat lower-quality credits also led the performance charts at the expense of Treasuries and short-duration types.

Lipper Fourth Quarter 2011 Fixed Income Funds WebEx Replay

Published on 11 Jan 2012, by Jeff Tjornehoj
This quarter Jeff Tjornehoj discusses how the "risk-on" shift by bond investors sent High Yield Funds and Loan Participation Funds to the top of the performance tables in Q4. But lest we forget, 2011 was the one for record books for Treasuries and fortunes varied considerably among Lipper's many bond fund categories.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - November 30, 2011

Published on 02 Dec 2011, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Lipper's Jeff Tjornehoj dissects the the funds industry's flows data for this week.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - August 10, 2011

Published on 12 Aug 2011, by Tom Roseen
Tom Roseen reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended August 10, 2011. Despite earning next to nothing in yields, shell-shocked investors injected a net $47.5 billion into money market funds for the week ended August 10, 2011, the largest weekly net inflow since January 2009. In an effort to stem the bleeding from the recent market freefall, investors took risk off their portfolios, redeeming $14.4 billion from equity funds (including exchange traded products) and $6.9 billion from fixed income funds (their second consecutive week of outflows and largest since the week ended August 10, 2008). Shrugging off the recent downgrade of U.S. sovereign debt, investors injected some $749 million into U.S. Treasury funds, their largest net inflows since June 30, 2010, while high current yield funds and bank loan funds experienced significant redemptions. A few brave investors putting money back to work injected net flows into equity income funds (+$0.3 billion), commodity precious metals funds (+$1.6 billion), and international and global debt funds (+$0.2 billion).

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - July 13, 2011

Published on 15 Jul 2011, by Jeff Tjornehoj
For the week ending July 13, 2011, the traditional mutual funds industry saw net inflows of approximately $15.1 billion. Equity mutual funds managed to draw in an estimated $340 million in net new money despite a softer tone in equity markets; domestic equity funds outdrew their nondomestic peers by a 2-1 margin. Taxable bond fund flows accelerated as they drew $3.0 billion in new flows after four weeks of sub-$3 billion flows. High Yield funds have turned around significantly and pulled in nearly $900 billion this week, their second-highest pull this year. Tax-exempt bond funds took in over $360 million in net flows after last week’s $280 million outflow. Although California muni debt funds continued to see assets withdrawn, high yield muni funds drew almost $70 million and national muni funds drew over $500 million in net sales. Money market funds received the bulk of new money as over $11.4 billion was set aside in cash accounts. This week, taxable accounts drew the lion’s share of net sales with over $15.1 billion committed.

Lipper Weekly U.S. Fund Flows Video Series - December 15, 2010

Published on 17 Dec 2010, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj reviews Lipper's U.S. weekly fund flows for the week ended December 15, 2010. -Funds push out roughly $40 billion as Taxable Bonds experience their second largest week of outflows in two years.

Lipper FMI Weekly U.S. Flows - May 26, 2010

Published on 28 May 2010, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews U.S. Lipper FMI weekly fund flows for the week ended May 26, 2010

Lipper FMI FundFlash Europe - February 2010

Published on 17 Feb 2010, by Ed Moisson
Monthly newsletter on European fund flows trends

Lipper FMI FundFlash Europe - January 2010

Published on 22 Jan 2010, by Ed Moisson
Monthly newsletter on European fund flows trends

Special Topic: A Means of Mitigating Fund Losses in Turbulent Markets

Published on 13 Jan 2009, by Tom Roseen
In 2008 equity funds posted their worst one-year return (-39.54%) in Lipper’s database, which began in 1959. For this paper we compared and contrasted returns of open-end mutual funds screened on Lipper’s three-year Preservation rating to see if higher-rated funds (those with ratings of 4 or 5) mitigated losses better than lower-rated funds (those with ratings of 1 or 2) during this very volatile market period.
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