NEW YORK, June 20 Fund investors worldwide
pulled $23.3 billion out of money market funds in the week ended
June 18, marking the biggest withdrawals from the funds in seven
weeks, data from EPFR Global showed on Friday.
The outflows from the low-risk funds, which mainly invest in
safe short-term securities and are often used for parking cash,
came as stock funds attracted $12.6 billion in new cash, marking
their biggest inflows in 17 weeks, according to the
"What has occurred in the past couple of weeks has added to
a benign environment for equities," said Cameron Brandt, EPFR
Global director of research.
He said the European Central Bank's decision to cut rates to
record lows on June 5 and the view that the Federal Reserve may
keep rates lower for longer have buoyed sentiment toward
(Reporting by Sam Forgione; Editing by James Dalgleish)