Global money market funds see massive outflows in week to Dec. 16 – Lipper

(Reuters) – Global money market funds saw big outflows in the week ended Dec. 16, Refinitiv Lipper showed, as investors increased their exposure in equities and bonds, taking higher risks.

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Global investors sold $67 billion in money market funds in the week, while the bond funds had an inflow of $6.6 billion, according to the data.

(GRAPHIC: Weekly flows into global assets – )

Equity funds also attracted $2.3 billion, after seeing a meagre inflow of $334 million the previous week, the data showed.

An analysis of 12,745 equity funds, based on Lipper’s sector classification, showed technology funds attracted inflows of $2.9 billion, followed by $1.3 billion in industrials and $820 million in healthcare.

(GRAPHIC: Weekly flows into sectors – )

The data also showed developed-market equity funds faced an outflow of $12.1 billion in the week, while emerging-market equity funds saw an inflow of $4.6 billion.

(GRAPHIC: Weekly flows into EM – )

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