Washington, D.C., June 30, 2014 - The Institute of International Finance today released new estimates for portfolio flows to emerging markets for June 2014 that saw inflows continue at a rapid pace, with portfolio bond flows rising to the highest levels since April 2013.
"Investors' risk appetite remains buoyant and has supported flows into emerging markets over the last several months," said Charles Collyns, chief economist at the IIF. "For now, markets seem unfazed about Fed exit, but sentiment could become less favorable if there is a growing sense that the Fed could have to tighten more quickly than is currently priced in."
The IIF estimates that in June emerging markets received $36 billion in portfolio inflows from global investors, after $38 billion in May and $28 billion in April.
The June figure reflects $29 billion going into emerging market bond markets (portfolio debt) and $7 billion into emerging market stock markets (portfolio equity).
Overall, the IIF noted that new data released in June suggests that portfolio inflows in prior months were somewhat less buoyant than previously estimated. The IIF made net downward revisions of $8 billion to its estimates over the March to May time period.
Additionally, the IIF released a set of Frequently Asked Questions about its Portfolio Flows Tracker.
The Institute of International Finance is the global association for the financial industry, with close to 500 members from 70 countries. Its mission is to support the financial industry in the prudent management of risks; to develop sound industry practices; and to advocate for regulatory, financial and economic policies that are in the broad interests of its members and foster global financial stability and sustainable economic growth. Within its membership IIF counts leading global banks, insurers, pension funds, asset managers and sovereign wealth funds, as well as leading law firms and consultancies. For more information visit www.iif.com.