As seen in the interactive fund flow graph below, the last three months equity fund flows, as prepared by Lipper for Reuters, have seen investors allocate more of their investment dollars to Europe, emerging markets and Japan. Some of the countries with the largest outflows are Asia Pacific ex Japan, the U.S. and Germany. For the month ending September 2013, fixed income flows indicate investors are favoring high yield bond investments. This fixed income flow data may be more an indication that investors are reaching for yield and less of an indication they are becoming less risk averse.
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Germany Equity Fund Flows Tank as Bets Put on Big Europe
By: Joel Dimmock
October 18, 2013