Institutional active bond funds brought in about $171.5 billion in 2017 at an average rate of $42.9 billion per month. Over the same period, active institutional equity funds – both U.S. and international – lost about $155.5 billion in net outflows.
2017 was relatively better than 2016, when equity funds watched a net $275 billion walk out the door and bond funds brought in about $49 billion. American Funds led all managers in inflows, bringing in $84.2 billion, followed by Dimensional Fund Advisors ($30.4 billion) and PIMCO ($29 billion).
The PIMCO Income Fund brought in $24.5 billion, while the Oakmark International Fund led equity inflows with $8.6 billion in new money.