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October: the top five sectors with the largest inflows

Exclusive Citywire research examining the top five sectors with the most net inflows in October

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

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 October.

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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While the sector as a whole registered positive flows in October, only three out of eight funds in saw net subscriptions.

The bulk of the inflows is concentrated in the PIMCO GIS Mortgage opportunities fund which has been recording continuous inflows since August.

The fund is managed by a team of four: AAA-rated Daniel H. Hyman, AA-rated Alfred T. Murata, Joshua Anderson and Jing Yang. As of end October, the fund had net assets of $2.5 billion.

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The Candriam equities biotechnology fund has been seeing straight months of inflows since February, accumulating $1.4 billion in net new assets.

The fund is managed by + rated manager Rudi Van den Eynde who heads up the thematic global equity team at Candriam.

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Year-to-date flows into the PIMCO GIS US short-term fund peaked in October. Flows into the fund has been gaining momentum since August and the fund amassed $597.1 million over these three months. The fund size stands at $2.5 billion as of end October 2018.

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The global equity sector has seen 28 straight months of net subscriptions since July 2016. However, flows into the sector has slowed down since its peak in July this year. At its peak, the sector registered net new assets of $2.6 billion, about seven times the inflows in October.

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The alternative UCITS global macro sector generated net subscriptions of $1.53 billion in October, its biggest monthly inflows year-to-date.

During the month, the BlueBay global sovereign opps fund accounted for 77.0% of inflows into the sector. The fund is managed by a team of four: David Dowsett, Mark Bathgate, Mark Dowding, and Russel Matthews.

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