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Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund Asset Flows Through October 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund asset flows through October 2012. Investors added $27.7 billion to long-term open-end funds during the month. Taxable-bond funds led the way with inflows of $29.6 billion, while U.S.-stock funds saw outflows of $8.3 billion.

Additional highlights from Morningstar's report on mutual fund flows:

  • Investors continue to seek out higher-risk segments of the bond market. The multi-sector bond, bank loan, emerging-markets bond, nontraditional bond, world bond, and high-yield bond categories each saw inflows of more than $1.0 billion.
  • PIMCO topped all firms with inflows of $8.1 billion in October, led by PIMCO Total Return Bond which took in $2.4 billion alone.
  • DoubleLine Total Return took in $1.9 billion during the month and $17.9 billion year to date, making it the most popular mutual fund so far this year.  
  • Alternative funds have had the fastest organic growth rate of any asset class in 2012, collecting $12.4 billion in year-to-date inflows.

To view the complete report, please visit http://www.global.morningstar.com/octflows12. To view a video recapping October's U.S. asset flow trends, please visit http://bit.ly/octfundflows. For more information about Morningstar Asset Flows, please visit http://global.morningstar.com/assetflows

The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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