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Lipper 2012 Q4 Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 09 Jan 2013, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj reviews fourth quarter performance figures for fixed income mutual funds as well as the developments and trends that shaped them.

Lipper 2012 Q4 Equity Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 09 Jan 2013, by Tom Roseen
In this WebEx replay, Tom Roseen discusses the trends and events that shaped equity fund returns in Q4 and 2012. Despite the persistent market pessimism and the best efforts by our elected officials to derail the economy, fund investors benefitted in 2012 by generally going against the grain and trusting (selectively) in equity funds. For the year the average equity fund returned a robust 14.51%.

Lipper 2012 Q3 Preliminary U.S. Fund Flows Review WebEx Replay

Published on 09 Oct 2012, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews preliminary mutual fund flow numbers for the third quarter 2012 in this WebEx replay. Overall, U.S. conventional mutual funds posted net inflows of $101.9 billion, bolstered heavily by taxable fixed income funds (+$70.8 billion). Despite strong returns and a general increase in investor sentiment, U.S. diversified equity funds continued to bleed assets as the group reported net redemptions of $39.5 billion. Exchange-traded products continued to draw assets, posting $52.1 billion for the same period. Municipal bond funds added $31.6 billion to their accounts as money market funds (+$23.9 billion) also reported net inflows for the quarter.

Lipper 2012 Q3 Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 09 Oct 2012, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj reviews the third quarter performance of fixed income funds. Statements by central bankers Draghi and Bernanke shook up bond markets and focused investors’ attention back on monetary policies and their positive effect on risky assets. Because the dollar fell over the quarter, ex-US fund strategies outperformed and with risk assets back in the driver’s seat lower-quality credits also led the performance charts at the expense of Treasuries and short-duration types.

Lipper 2012 Q3 Equity Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 09 Oct 2012, by Tom Roseen
Tom Roseen highlights Q3 equity fund trends in this WebEx presentation. Despite the proverbial cloud hovering over the global market during the quarter, investors found a reason to cheer: central bank intervention. The on-again, off-again story surrounding Greece, Italy, and Spain from Q2 appeared to play into equity participants’ plans. Investors throughout the third quarter bet that global central bankers would do whatever it took to keep their individual economies on track. Quarterly equity fund performance was unexpectedly strong, with the average equity fund gaining 5.72%, erasing all of Q2’s loss (-5.19%).

Lipper 2012 Q2 Preliminary U.S. Fund Flows Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Jul 2012, by Matthew Lemieux
Matthew Lemieux reviews preliminary mutual fund flow numbers for the second quarter 2012 in this WebEx replay. Overall, U.S. conventional mutual funds posted net outflows of $10.5 billion, once again stunted heavily by large outflows from both U.S. Diversified Equity funds (-$29.5 billion) and Money Market offerings (-$67.9 billion). Exchange-traded products continued to draw assets, posting $14.8 billion for the same period. Fixed income products continued to hold the most favor as both mutual and ETF bond funds recorded net inflows of approximately $73 billion.

Lipper 2012 Q2 Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Jul 2012, by Jeff Tjornehoj
Jeff Tjornehoj reviews the second quarter performance of fixed income funds. In a quarter marked by "risk-off" activity, Treasury-related fund types did particularly well and were followed by a successful showing by muni debt funds, investment grade corporate types, agency debt strategies, and high yield. Bringing up the rear, overseas fixed income strategies lagged after the U.S. dollar posted a strong rebound against the euro.

Lipper 2012 Q2 Equity Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay

Published on 10 Jul 2012, by Tom Roseen
Global economic and political uncertainties, accompanied by softening U.S. economic data, played integral roles in equity fund performance in second quarter 2012. Equity funds (-5.20%) posted their first quarterly loss in three, with World Equity Funds (-7.17%) underperforming Lipper's other three broad equity macro-classifications. Investors appeared to focus on dividend payers and defensive issues, bidding up Dedicated Short-Bias Funds (+5.38%), Real Estate Funds (+3.39%), and Utility Funds (+2.53%). Tom highlights Q2 trends in this WebEx presentation.
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