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May: biggest fund inflows revealed

Citywire Asia presents the top five sectors that generated the most net inflows in May.

In this gallery, we examine the top sectors and funds that saw the most net inflows in May 2018.

The analysis is based on global fund flows experienced by funds available for sale in Singapore and/or Hong Kong. All flow figures are in US dollars.

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In this gallery, we examine the top sectors and funds that saw the most net inflows in May 2018.

The analysis is based on global fund flows experienced by funds available for sale in Singapore and/or Hong Kong. All flow figures are in US dollars.

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Inflows into the alternative UCITs global macro sector in May were dominated by H2O asset management.

During the month, the H2O Adagio fund accounted for 86.6% of the net new money into the sector. The fund has been seeing consecutive months of inflows since March last year. As of end April 2018, the fund had assets under management of $4.3 billion (EUR 3.6 billion).

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Funds in the alternative UCITs market neutral sector saw average net inflows of $75.4 million in May.

The Old Mutual Global Equity absolute return fund has been seeing an acceleration of inflows since March and concluded May with net injections of $829.7 million.

 The fund is jointly managed by three Citywire AA-rated managers - Amadeo Alentorn, Ian Heslop and Mike Servent. Over one year to 31 May 2018, the fund generated returns of 8.7% in Euro terms.

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Chinese equity funds have seen five straight months of net new money since January with year-to-date flows amounting to $7.2 billion.

Funds in the Chinese equity sector averaged total returns of 2.4% in USD terms in May this year.

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Inflows into the Allianz Income and Growth fund hit $1.3 billion in May, its highest year-to-date. Over one year to April 2018, the fund returned 7.83% in USD terms. The fund is managed by Citywire + rated Doug Forsyth.

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Investors' appetite for global equity funds remained strong. The sector attracted net new money of $1.4 billion in May, extending its streak of inflows to the 23rd consecutive month.

 The sector has been seeing positive flows since July 2016 and netted $33.0 billion over this period of time.

Inflows into the sector in May were led by the Morgan Stanley Global Opportunity fund. Launched in November 2010, the fund is managed by Citywire AAA-rated Kristian Heugh.

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