Toning Down The Risk
Data from Investment Metrics show that institutional investors moved assets out of equities and into fixed income during the first half of 2018. Some $93 billion came out of U.S. equity strategies through June 30, with another $71 billion coming out of non-U.S. strategies. Of those totals, $57 billion and $50 billion were redeemed by tax-exempt investors, respectively. Conversely, $113 billion went into U.S. fixed-income strategies ($104 billion from tax-exempt investors), and a smaller $16 billion, all from tax-exempt investors, flowed into non-U.S. fixed income.