(Bloomberg) -- Legg Mason Inc. attracted $5.1 billion into its bond funds in October, the most in more than seven years, after the departure of Bill Gross from Pacific Investment Management Co. prompted investors to reallocate billions of dollars.

The firm, based in Baltimore, also received $1.2 billion in new money in its equity funds, according to a statement today. Clients pulled $9.5 billion from money market funds during the month.

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