Investors Sell Cautious Funds for European Equities

Morningstar data suggests investors are becoming more confident to invest invest aggressively; selling £932 million of Cautious Allocation funds for European equity funds

Karen Kwok 4 March, 2016 | 9:16AM
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Investors have been buying more aggressively positioned funds, indicating a more positive view on the European outlook, according to the latest data from Morningstar Direct.

Investors Flock to Europe Large Cap Equity Funds

Morningstar fund flows data revealed Europe large-cap equity funds saw the most inflows of all the Morningstar Categories in January of £485 million. It was the largest inflow growth in six months.

Threadneedle European Select was the largest contributor to the sector with an inflow of £84 million. Although the fund has lost 1.5% over the past year, it has exceeded the performance of the index by 3.9%. The fund is Bronze Rated by Morningstar analyst.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
ASI Global Absolute Ret Strat R Acc78.82 GBP-0.06Rating
Invesco Monthly Inc Plus UK Acc391.23 GBP0.10Rating
M&G Optimal Income GBP A Acc232.55 GBP0.03Rating
Threadneedle European Sel Rtl Acc GBP4.50 GBP0.32Rating

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