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U.S.-based taxable bond funds attract $2.9 billion: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds committed $2.9 billion in new cash to taxable bond funds in the week ended April 9, marking their fifth straight week of inflows, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Funds that hold emerging market bonds attracted $368.3 million, marking their second straight week of inflows, while high-yield bond funds attracted $640 million, marking their biggest inflows in seven weeks.

U.S.-based taxable bond funds attract $4.5 billion: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds poured $4.5 billion into taxable bond funds in the week ended March 19, marking the biggest inflows into the funds in five weeks, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Funds that mainly hold U.S. Treasuries attracted about $188 million in new cash, marking their first inflows in five weeks. Low-risk money market funds, meanwhile, posted $25.3 billion in outflows, marking their biggest withdrawals in four weeks.

U.S.-based stock funds attract $7 billion in latest week: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds poured $7 billion into stock funds in the week ended February 26, marking the third straight week of new cash into the funds, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. While stock funds attracted net inflows in the week ended Wednesday, funds that hold emerging market stocks posted outflows of $1 billion, reversing inflows of $361 million over the prior week.

U.S.-based stock funds attract $1.7 billion: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in funds based in the United States committed $1.7 billion to stock funds in the latest week after pulling $2 billion out of the funds the prior week, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. While stock funds attracted net inflows in the week ended November 13, investors pulled $1.9 billion out of emerging markets equity funds, marking their first weekly outflows since September.

Legg Mason, in turnaround bid, says profit up despite outflows

By Ross Kerber (Reuters) - Asset manager Legg Mason Inc <LM.N> on Friday said its quarterly profit rose 7 percent compared with a year ago as assets and performance fees rose, but reported an outflow of investor cash from its equity funds. The results showed both signs of progress and the challenges facing Legg Mason Chief Executive Joseph Sullivan as he tries to restore the fortunes of one of the largest U.S. fund firms.

Koreans putting more money into short-term investment vehicles

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korean investors are putting their money into short-term investment vehicles as they are shunning stocks and bonds amid jitters from U.S. stimulus cut speculation and emerging market turmoil, data showed Sunday. The value of money market funds reached an outstanding 66.7 trillion won (US$59.9 billion) as of Friday, up some 4 trillion won from the first day of this month, according to data by the Korea Center for International Finance.
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