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Active bond funds had a good 2017

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.