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Revealed: the funds that drew the most money in Q2

Citywire Asia presents the top five sectors that saw the most net inflows in the second quarter

In this gallery, we examine the top sectors and funds that saw the most net inflows in the second quarter of 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 the second quarter of 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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The technology equity sector experienced a slight dip in inflows in the second quarter. While the sector saw net new money of $2.8 billion in Q1, net inflows fell to $1.9 billion in Q2.

The Allianz global artificial intelligence fund gathered fresh money of $359.1 million in Q2. Launched in 31 March 2017, the fund size has since grown to $969.3 million as of June 2018.

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The alternative UCITS - global macro sector saw net subscriptions for the fifth quarter running and accumulated $6.0 billion in net new money over this period.

In the first half of the year, investors poured $835.5 million into the H2O Allegro fund. Over six months to end June 2018, the fund outperformed its reference index (EONIA Capitalised Index) by 21.3 percentage points. The fund is only open to accredited investors in Singapore.  

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Flows into the global equity sector slowed down in the second quarter this year. While the sector raked in $14.1 billion in Q1, it only netted $4.2 billion in Q2.

The Morgan Stanley global opportunity fund gathered $904.9 million in June, its highest inflows year-to-date. The fund has $7.5 billion in assets under management as of end June 2018.

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Investors showed continued optimism in the alternative UCITS - market neutral sector. The sector registered a 40.3% surge in flows from $2.4 billion in Q1 to $3.3 billion in Q2.

Inflows into the sector were driven mainly by Old Mutual global equity absolute return fund which collected net new money of $2.7 billion in Q2. The fund is co-managed by a team of three Citywire AA-rated managers, Ian Heslop, Amadeo Alentorn and Mike Servent.

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The mixed assets - flexible USD sector recorded $4.2 billion of net new assets in Q2 this year.

However, flows into the sector were heavily concentrated in the Allianz income and growth fund which accounted for 94.9% of the net flows. The fund has seen net inflows for 23 consecutive months since August 2016 and netted $13.5 billion over this period. As of end June, the fund had $27.3 billion in total assets.

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