Emerging Equity Funds Post $101 Million of Outflows, EPFR Says

Emerging-market stock funds posted net outflows of $101 million for the week ended July 25, according to EPFR Global.

Net investment into developing-nation equity funds has totaled $13.45 billion in 2012, compared with outflows of $11.63 billion for the same period of 2011, according to a report e-mailed today by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based data provider.

So-called Global Emerging-Market funds, or GEM funds, recorded net inflows for the week of $119 million, Cameron Brandt, EPFR director of research, said by e-mail today.

Inflows to China equity funds totaled $93 million, while Russia-dedicated funds recorded an outflow of $21 million, the data show. Latin America-dedicated funds received $30 million in inflows.

The average emerging-market equity portfolio posted a 2.14 percent loss for the week, cutting the 2012 advance to 2.5 percent, Brandt said. Emerging-market bond funds registered inflows of $392 million, according to EPFR data.

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