Fund Flow Index______

The Fund Flow Index (FFI) is a monthly report that measures investor sentiment for UK investors. It shows the net inflow and outflow of capital to and from open-ended investment funds relative to the total value of units bought and sold in those funds.

The FFI is the industry’s most timely and up-to-date measure of fund flows. It is also the most accurate, since it is calculated from actual transactions, rather than the more subjective and sampled survey data which underpins
other sources.

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Fund Flow Index

Thumbnail image of INVESTORS IN RECORD FLIGHT FROM EQUITY FUNDS DURING AUGUST BEAR-MARKET RALLY

INVESTORS IN RECORD FLIGHT FROM EQUITY FUNDS DURING AUGUST BEAR-MARKET RALLY

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05 Sep 2022
Thumbnail image of VOLATILE MARKETS PROMPT FLIGHT FROM EQUITY FUNDS IN JULY AS INVESTORS LOOK TO SHED RISK

VOLATILE MARKETS PROMPT FLIGHT FROM EQUITY FUNDS IN JULY AS INVESTORS LOOK TO SHED RISK

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04 Aug 2022
Thumbnail image of Fund Flows in a Bear Market

Fund Flows in a Bear Market

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12 Jul 2022
Thumbnail image of UK-FOCUSED EQUITY FUNDS PUMMELLED IN MAY AS INVESTORS LOOK FOR SAFE HAVENS

UK-FOCUSED EQUITY FUNDS PUMMELLED IN MAY AS INVESTORS LOOK FOR SAFE HAVENS

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07 Jun 2022
Thumbnail image of INVESTORS SOUGHT OUT SAFE HAVENS IN APRIL, AMID RECORD SELLING OF UK EQUITIES FUNDS

INVESTORS SOUGHT OUT SAFE HAVENS IN APRIL, AMID RECORD SELLING OF UK EQUITIES FUNDS

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04 May 2022
Thumbnail image of FUND INFLOWS DROP SHARPLY IN Q1 AS INVESTOR ENTHUSIASM COOLS – BUT FUNDS FOCUSED ON AUSTRALIA PROVE MORE RESILIENT

FUND INFLOWS DROP SHARPLY IN Q1 AS INVESTOR ENTHUSIASM COOLS – BUT FUNDS FOCUSED ON AUSTRALIA PROVE MORE RESILIENT

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11 Apr 2022
Thumbnail image of RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE SPARKS BIGGEST FLIGHT FROM EQUITY FUNDS SINCE BREXIT VOTE

RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE SPARKS BIGGEST FLIGHT FROM EQUITY FUNDS SINCE BREXIT VOTE

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07 Apr 2022
Thumbnail image of Surging inflation and the outbreak of war in Europe prompt sharp shift in fund flows

Surging inflation and the outbreak of war in Europe prompt sharp shift in fund flows

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03 Mar 2022
Thumbnail image of ESG Fund Inflows Boom in Australia in 2021

ESG Fund Inflows Boom in Australia in 2021

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27 Feb 2022
Thumbnail image of UK-focused funds hit with record outflows in January as buyers go on strike

UK-focused funds hit with record outflows in January as buyers go on strike

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03 Feb 2022
Thumbnail image of Cash-rich Australian investors ploughed record new capital into managed funds in 2021

Cash-rich Australian investors ploughed record new capital into managed funds in 2021

Published / 
24 Jan 2022
Thumbnail image of Confidence and cash – betting on the global recovery

Confidence and cash – betting on the global recovery

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19 Jan 2022
Thumbnail image of Investors dismiss Omicron risk in December, pushing full-year equity inflows to record levels for 2021

Investors dismiss Omicron risk in December, pushing full-year equity inflows to record levels for 2021

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06 Jan 2022
Thumbnail image of Investors give thumbs down to equity funds as Omicron bursts on to the scene

Investors give thumbs down to equity funds as Omicron bursts on to the scene

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08 Dec 2021
Thumbnail image of Passive funds suffer their worst month of outflows on record

Passive funds suffer their worst month of outflows on record

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03 Nov 2021
Thumbnail image of Australians plough record new capital into funds in the third quarter

Australians plough record new capital into funds in the third quarter

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12 Oct 2021
Thumbnail image of UK’s September turmoil sparks flight from UK equity funds as outflows hit second-worst month on record

UK’s September turmoil sparks flight from UK equity funds as outflows hit second-worst month on record

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05 Oct 2021
Thumbnail image of Active funds ride the post-vaccine wave while appetite for index funds slows

Active funds ride the post-vaccine wave while appetite for index funds slows

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07 Sep 2021
Thumbnail image of ESG funds accounted for 90% of inflows in July as the ESG gold rush saw its second-best month on record

ESG funds accounted for 90% of inflows in July as the ESG gold rush saw its second-best month on record

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11 Aug 2021
Thumbnail image of Lockdown nerves cool Australian appetite for domestic equity funds

Lockdown nerves cool Australian appetite for domestic equity funds

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19 Jul 2021
Thumbnail image of Record inflows to equity funds in Q2 2021, though investors are starting to show signs of nervousness

Record inflows to equity funds in Q2 2021, though investors are starting to show signs of nervousness

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13 Jul 2021
Thumbnail image of Spread of Delta variant dampened enthusiasm for UK equities in May though overall fund inflows elsewhere remained near record levels

Spread of Delta variant dampened enthusiasm for UK equities in May though overall fund inflows elsewhere remained near record levels

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09 Jun 2021
Thumbnail image of Equity funds see record inflows as investors target vaccine hotspots in high hopes for post-pandemic boom

Equity funds see record inflows as investors target vaccine hotspots in high hopes for post-pandemic boom

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12 May 2021
Thumbnail image of Australian investors pump billions into equity funds as hopes rise for an end to the pandemic

Australian investors pump billions into equity funds as hopes rise for an end to the pandemic

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25 Apr 2021
Thumbnail image of ISA season sees record inflows for equity funds

ISA season sees record inflows for equity funds

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08 Apr 2021
Thumbnail image of Tidal Forces – Can active funds fight the passive flows?

Tidal Forces – Can active funds fight the passive flows?

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16 Mar 2021
Thumbnail image of Signs of post-pandemic recovery see UK equity funds enjoy inflows for the first time in eight months

Signs of post-pandemic recovery see UK equity funds enjoy inflows for the first time in eight months

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04 Mar 2021
Thumbnail image of January blues cause investors to shun equity funds as surging coronavirus pandemic prompts tighter curbs around the world

January blues cause investors to shun equity funds as surging coronavirus pandemic prompts tighter curbs around the world

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04 Feb 2021
Thumbnail image of Vaccine optimism sees equity fund inflows surge to 5-year high in Q4

Vaccine optimism sees equity fund inflows surge to 5-year high in Q4

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13 Jan 2021
Thumbnail image of Vaccine news drives huge inflows to equity funds as investor appetite for risk soars

Vaccine news drives huge inflows to equity funds as investor appetite for risk soars

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09 Dec 2020
Thumbnail image of Lockdown and Brexit brinkmanship punish UK-focused funds

Lockdown and Brexit brinkmanship punish UK-focused funds

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04 Nov 2020
Thumbnail image of Equity fund inflows picked up in September, but investors are nervous

Equity fund inflows picked up in September, but investors are nervous

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08 Oct 2020
Thumbnail image of FFI Special Report: Bond markets floating on central bank liquidity attract risk-averse investors to fixed income funds

FFI Special Report: Bond markets floating on central bank liquidity attract risk-averse investors to fixed income funds

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21 Sep 2020
Thumbnail image of Resurgent Brexit jitters and economic hit from Covid-19 cause unmatched outflows from UK equity funds

Resurgent Brexit jitters and economic hit from Covid-19 cause unmatched outflows from UK equity funds

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08 Sep 2020
Thumbnail image of Global ESG funds see highest inflows on record, giving hope for active managers as equity funds overall suffer outflows in July

Global ESG funds see highest inflows on record, giving hope for active managers as equity funds overall suffer outflows in July

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10 Aug 2020
Thumbnail image of June sees highest ever outflows on record for UK equity funds as investors cash in profits following rally in the stock markets

June sees highest ever outflows on record for UK equity funds as investors cash in profits following rally in the stock markets

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07 Jul 2020
Thumbnail image of Equity funds saw strong inflows in early May, though confidence switched to caution as the month went on

Equity funds saw strong inflows in early May, though confidence switched to caution as the month went on

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03 Jun 2020
Thumbnail image of Woke British Investors Drive Unprecedented Demand for ESG Funds

Woke British Investors Drive Unprecedented Demand for ESG Funds

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20 May 2020
Thumbnail image of Inflows to equity funds hit record high in April as investors bought into the market rally

Inflows to equity funds hit record high in April as investors bought into the market rally

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06 May 2020
Thumbnail image of COVID-19 crushes mutual funds causing record outflows and a bond rout, while passive funds see unprecedented inflows

COVID-19 crushes mutual funds causing record outflows and a bond rout, while passive funds see unprecedented inflows

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06 Apr 2020
Thumbnail image of Coronavirus crash prompts record flood of fund outflows in the last five days of February

Coronavirus crash prompts record flood of fund outflows in the last five days of February

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04 Mar 2020
Thumbnail image of Tough times for UK funds

Tough times for UK funds

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19 Feb 2020
Thumbnail image of Equity fund flows hit as coronavirus saps confidence

Equity fund flows hit as coronavirus saps confidence

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11 Feb 2020
Thumbnail image of Fund Flow Index – 2019: A year in review

Fund Flow Index – 2019: A year in review

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24 Jan 2020
Thumbnail image of December 2019 sees largest ever inflow into UK equity funds thanks to Conservative Party’s landslide election victory

December 2019 sees largest ever inflow into UK equity funds thanks to Conservative Party’s landslide election victory

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07 Jan 2020
Thumbnail image of UK general election campaign drives strong inflows to UK equity funds, but Labour manifesto spooked investors

UK general election campaign drives strong inflows to UK equity funds, but Labour manifesto spooked investors

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05 Dec 2019
Thumbnail image of Brexit deal drives flurry of optimism among investors, but sentiment remained fragile in October

Brexit deal drives flurry of optimism among investors, but sentiment remained fragile in October

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06 Nov 2019
Thumbnail image of Active equity funds suffer worst ever outflows in Q3, beaten hands down by index funds, and investors continue flight to safety

Active equity funds suffer worst ever outflows in Q3, beaten hands down by index funds, and investors continue flight to safety

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03 Oct 2019
Thumbnail image of Plunging investor confidence pushes August fund flows to near three-year lows, and both equity and property funds see strong outflows

Plunging investor confidence pushes August fund flows to near three-year lows, and both equity and property funds see strong outflows

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04 Sep 2019
Thumbnail image of Investors rush for the exit as no-deal Brexit looms, while offshore havens see strong inflows

Investors rush for the exit as no-deal Brexit looms, while offshore havens see strong inflows

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07 Aug 2019
Thumbnail image of Index funds celebrate record inflows, while active managers suffer record outflows

Index funds celebrate record inflows, while active managers suffer record outflows

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04 Jul 2019
Thumbnail image of Rising global risks cause investor flight to safety, but UK equity funds buck the trend

Rising global risks cause investor flight to safety, but UK equity funds buck the trend

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06 Jun 2019
Thumbnail image of Inflows into bonds rise as risk-averse investors shun equities for safer investments

Inflows into bonds rise as risk-averse investors shun equities for safer investments

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09 May 2019
Thumbnail image of Brexit drives £62bn offshore as UK fund investors flee to Dublin and Luxembourg

Brexit drives £62bn offshore as UK fund investors flee to Dublin and Luxembourg

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10 Apr 2019
Thumbnail image of Buyers of equity funds sit on their hands for fourth month, but UK-focused funds buck the trend

Buyers of equity funds sit on their hands for fourth month, but UK-focused funds buck the trend

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04 Apr 2019
Thumbnail image of Investors sell out of equity funds for the first time in over two years

Investors sell out of equity funds for the first time in over two years

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07 Mar 2019
Thumbnail image of Fund flows turn positive in January, but underlying trend is weak with ongoing uncertainty directing £57bn of funds offshore

Fund flows turn positive in January, but underlying trend is weak with ongoing uncertainty directing £57bn of funds offshore

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11 Feb 2019
Thumbnail image of 2018 sees fund inflows fall by a third, with December the worst month since October 2016

2018 sees fund inflows fall by a third, with December the worst month since October 2016

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07 Jan 2019
Thumbnail image of Fund inflows bounce back in November, but investors are skittish

Fund inflows bounce back in November, but investors are skittish

Published / 
10 Dec 2018
Thumbnail image of UK investors take fright at volatile markets, while Brexit drives surge in flow of funds offshore

UK investors take fright at volatile markets, while Brexit drives surge in flow of funds offshore

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12 Nov 2018