Investors began to return to U.S. equity and global sector equity funds in the first quarter, with U.S. diversified equity funds seeing $11.3 billion in inflows and global sector funds experiencing $14.8 billion in inflows, Standard & Poor’s said, citing Lipper data.

But not all sectors had strong growth. Concerns over rising oil prices and inflation boosted inflows to commodity funds to $6.2 billion and to natural resource funds to $3.7 billion.

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