Confidence returns

Increased investor confidence in equity funds over the last few months has been evidenced by a leading Index1, with UK investors at their most bullish in almost three years. 

Equity fund inflows reached £2.01bn in January, one of the top ten months on record and the highest since April 2021. In addition, the January Index reported: 

  • US equity funds had record inflows of £1.04bn 
  • European equity funds had their third best month on record with an inflow of £471m 
  • Weak news from China meant outflows from Asia Pacific funds for a ninth consecutive month 
  • ESG funds had record inflows of £1.63bn. It’s likely to be too soon to identify this as a trend after months of negativity 
  • Inflows to safe-haven money market funds slowed to a trickle (£56m) after months of strong buying. 

1Calastone, 2024 

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