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EPFR Central Banks                


Central Banks and the ‘visible hand’: policy moves and impact during the COVID-19 crisis. 


EPFR Research Director, Cameron Brandt, and Quantitative Analyst, Sayad Baronyan, look at policy moves and their impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

EPFR Spotlight: Central Banks provide insights on fund movements and rotations, offering a unique view on investor and fund manager sentiment, and insight into the impact of policy on global and regional flows.


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Our views on the reaction to policy moves during COVID-19


  • Flows to US Bond Fund groups recovered after US Federal Reserve’s March 23 statement of intent
  • Flows to US Money Market Funds have plateaued…
  • In Europe, ‘safe haven’ flows initially bypass Money Market Funds
  • Equity Fund managers favor the ‘thrifty four’
  • Despite recent inflows, fund managers dealing with redemptions YTD
  • Flows to IG Corporate Funds surging again
  • Flows dominated in non-European currencies play second fiddle over past 17 months
  • For Europe Equity Funds, domicile matters
  • Chinese equity still offering a bumpy ride
  • Fund managers getting the message from China, indexers
             EPFR Central Banks

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