Year-to-date cash contributions through April to equity and hybrid funds have surpassed inflows to fixed income funds for the first time since the financial crisis, Strategic Insight said.

“The net cash flow data—equity funds gathered $110 billion through April, mixed funds $30 billion and bond funds $100 billion—confirms a slowly shifting trend from global and other fixed income themes to selected equity categories, demonstrating investors’ desire for higher equity allocations to meet their long-term financial objectives,” said Daniel Enskat, head of global consulting for Strategic Insight.

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