The seven largest fund houses in Boston saw assets under management surge 8% in April, boosted by a revival in the stock and bond markets and renewed faith by investors, who poured $42.1 billion into the funds during the month, the Boston Business Journal reports. The previous month, investors withdrew $6.3 billion.

The biggest gainer was Bank of America’s Columbia Asset Management, whose stock and bond fund assets rose by $7.6 billion, or 10.2%, in the month, for a total of $82.4 billion.

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