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The top five sectors with the biggest inflows in Q3

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

In this gallery, we examine the top sectors and funds that saw the most net inflows in the third 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 third 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 alternative UCITS global macro sector netted $1.6 billion in the third quarter.

The H2O Allegro fund in particular gathered $80.3 million. The bulk of its inflows (88.0%) was registered in August and the fund lost $25.8 million in September. As of end September, the fund had delivered excess returns of 22.1 percentage points year-to-date.

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Funds in the technology equity sector saw average inflows of $63.1 million the last quarter.

The Franklin technology fund is jointly managed by Jonathan Curtis, John Scandalios, and James Cross. In an interview with Citywire Asia previously, Curtis said despite high valuations, there are still buying opportunities in the US tech sector.

He highlighted digital transformation, which broadly include artificial intelligence, cloud computing, digital payments and e-commerce, as the most important theme.

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Despite shedding assets of $53.3 million in September, the US equity sector concluded the third quarter with positive flows of $2.2 billion.

The Loomis Sayles US growth equity fund was launched in June 2016. In September 2018, the fund witnessed its first bout of redemptions since May 2017 and lost $38.4 million during the month.

The fund is managed by Citywire + rated manager Aziz Hamzaogullari and had $1.9 billion in assets as of end September 2018.

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The mixed assets flexible USD sector raked in $4.6 billion in the third quarter. However, only 41.5% of funds in the sector registered positive net flows in this quarter.

Though BNY Mellon Dynamic Total Return fund posted inflows of $14.8 million in the third quarter, September was the only month that the fund saw net new assets. Its fund size stood at $34.4 million as of end September.

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Inflows into the global equity sector lost momentum during the third quarter. The sector saw net subscriptions of $2.6 billion and $2.3 billion in July and August, respectively - but only gathered net new assets of $509.1 million in September.

The Morgan Stanley global opportunity fund took in $851.3 million this quarter, less than half (40.8%) of what it saw in the second quarter ($2.1 billion).

In the third quarter, the fund underperformed its benchmark by 5.9 percentage points but generated alpha of 8.0 percentage points over one year to September 2018.

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