5 Most Popular Funds in 2019

With investors continuing to sell out of their equity holdings and rotate into fixed income and cash, we round up the five open-end funds that saw most inflows in the first quarter of 2019

David Brenchley 23 April, 2019 | 8:00AM
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Stock markets, investor, fund flows, larry Fink, BlackRock, iShares, passive funds, active funds

Earlier in the week, Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, said the biggest fear for investors was their being under-invested, as equity funds continue to see net outflows.

Indeed, in the first quarter of 2019, despite the average fund in all Investment Association sectors giving positive returns, UK retail investors withdrew £2.3 billion from equity funds during the period. Despite February being net positive for equity-related fund flows, we’ve now seen four straight quarters of net outflows totalling £11.8 billion.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
ES R&M Dynamic Asset Allocation Cl B Acc394.76 GBP0.00Rating
Fundsmith Equity I Acc6.63 GBP0.77Rating
iShares Corporate Bond Index (UK) D Acc175.60 GBP0.34Rating
iShares Emerging Mkts Eq Idx (UK) D Acc190.21 GBP-0.57Rating
iShares Overseas Govt Bd Idx (UK) D Acc137.30 GBP0.44Rating

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk