The second week of April offered investors two data points, the latest US jobs report and the inflation numbers for Match, that they hoped would make the case for a pause in the Federal Reserve’s tightening cycle. Although headline inflation in March came in at a one-year low and the number of new non-farm jobs created was the least in over two years, investors were left hoping that the Fed will focus on the trends rather than the actual, positive numbers.
The collapse of several US regional banks and the UBS-Credit Suisse merger in March spurred investors to look for alternative homes for their money. For many the answer was Money Market Funds. Utilizing EPFR Fund Flows and Allocations data, we analyze which mandates and regions have benefited the most in recent weeks.
A final look to EPFR-tracked equity funds in December 2022, with alternative, balanced, bond and money market funds experiencing significant redemptions as investors grapple with a highly uncertain outlook for the first half of next year.