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EPFR Fixed Income Flows and Holdings Data provides fixed income professionals with a window into the appetite of mutual funds and ETFs for individual corporate, sovereign and other bond types. Utilizing a subset of the 142,000 funds tracked by EPFR, our Fixed Income Flows and Holdings Data combines flows, allocations and holdings data to creates a clear picture of both market sentiment toward individual bonds and portfolio exposure to those fixed income securities.

This new EPFR offering is available to market players as an EPFR barometer solution, and a dataset for Quant teams, seeking insight into bond ownership at both issue and issuer level - to make better actionable investment decisions.



Why choose EPFR Fixed Income Flows and Holdings Data?


Debt Capital Market teams can enhance performance and improve directional calls

  • Monitor inflection points within fixed income markets and capture bond-level signals.
  • Gauge size and direction of daily cash flow into and out of fixed income securities.
  • Determine concentration risk within bond markets and individual portfolios.

Research teams can ascertain investor sentiment, establishing a detailed view into fund management including:

  • Geo-focus and domicile of funds
  • Active vs Passive
  • ETF vs mutual funds
  • SRI/ESG holdings

Quant teams can optimise Alpha with a complete market view

  • Gain granularity with our monthly data feed and breadth of coverage from October 2018.
  • View individual holdings of actively and passively managed funds.

Others can deepen their understanding of bond ownership

  • Learn more about bond ownership at an issue and issuer level.
  • View individual holdings of actively and passively managed funds.


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Enhance your visibility of full individual fund portfolio holdings


Fixed Income Barometer


Which specific bonds & ISINs mutual funds and ETFs are buying and selling

Fixed Income Barometer


Where holders of bonds are domiciled and which managers are holding which securities

Fixed Income Barometer


Size of position held by individual funds or on average by mandate type


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Independent, globally tracked fund performance data

Our data series is sourced through direct relationships with fund managers and
administrators. Managers provide independent, trusted data as part of their
normal accounting process - we have maintained long standing relationships that in some cases date back to 1995.

Our  flows are available at either the asset class aggregate, fund group,
investment manager, individual fund and share class levels to support the most
granular and informed insight. Our comprehensive, transparent, and robust
updates are available daily, weekly, monthly in addition to an historical time series.

Derive Alpha. Mitigate Beta. Gain Macro & Bond level Insight.

EPFR Fund Flows and Allocations data helps finance professionals generate
alpha in both discretionary and quantitative investment processes. It can be used as an input
in top-down asset allocation decisions, as well as bottom-up stock screening



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EPFR is a global data provider helping financial professionals understand where money is moving, how fund managers are investing that money, and what impact those shifts are having on geographies, sectors, industries and securities.



What EPFR customers say…


“EPFR is extremely valuable, I will always want to work with this data. I value the flow and allocation insights highly as it really does help me to get a good idea of what is going on in the market.”

Vyacheslav Smolyaninov, Chief Strategist /
Deputy Head Of Research, BCS


      “If you are a macro-strategy team EPFR is a ‘must’. I don’t think there is a better flow and allocation data provider in the market.”

Main Sponsor,
Financial Services Provider
          “EPFR is a data set that is useful as a  comparison across markets, regions and asset classes. The data will tell you what is happening from one region to another meaning you can better understand investor sentiment."

Kenneth Chan, SVP Global Quantitative Strategist,
Jefferies Hong Kong Limited


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