cnbc.com/2022/03/18/investor-behavior-in-europe-is-mirroring-the-markets-worst-crises-new-research-shows.html
Europe's fund industry saw net outflows in February. Over the first two months of the year, mutual funds have seen 91.9 billion euros of outflows while ETFs have taken inflows of 34.7 billion euros. A sluggish market environment, lingering concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic and the emerging geopolitical tensions in Europe were behind the outflows.

European fund flow patterns so far this year are emulating historical crisis periods for markets, including the 2008 global financial cash. A sluggish market environment, lingering concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic and the emerging geopolitical tensions in Europe meant the continent's fund industry saw net outflows in February.

European investors sold money market products, which are normally considered safe-haven investments. The overall flow figures were heavily impacted by 49.4 billion of outflows from short-term debt investments. Meanwhile exchange-traded funds (ETFs) enjoyed inflows of 9.2 billion euros.

Over the first two months of the year, mutual funds have seen 91.9 billion euros of outflows while ETFs have taken inflows of 34.7 billion euros. Glow highlighted that inflows into ETFs within this market environment repeat a trend that was witnessed during previous rough market periods, such as the financial crisis in 2008.
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