BlackRock reports long-term net inflows of $57.3B
Long-term net inflows of $57.3 billion and $3.2 billion from clients in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions, respectively, were partially offset by net outflows of $5.9 billion from clients in EMEA. At March 31, 2018, BlackRock managed 63% of its long-term AUM for clients in the Americas, 29% for clients in EMEA and 8% for clients in Asia-Pacific. The Company's net flows by client type for the first quarter of 2018 are presented below. Retail long-term net inflows of $16.7 billion reflected net inflows of $8.7 billion in the United States and $8.0 billion internationally. Fixed income net inflows of $10.0 billion were diversified across the Company's top-performing active platform, led by net inflows into unconstrained, emerging market and municipals categories. Equity net inflows of $4.2 billion reflected inflows into index mutual funds and international active equities. Multi-asset net inflows of $2.0 billion were largely due to inflows into the Multi-asset Income fund family. iShares ETFs long-term net inflows of $34.6 billion reflected strength in iShares Core ETFs. Equity net inflows of $29.7 billion were driven by both U.S. and international equity market exposures. Fixed income and commodity iShares generated $3.2 billion and $1.7 billion of net inflows, respectively. Institutional active long-term net outflows of $7.1 billion were driven by fixed income outflows of $4.1 billion linked to profit-taking and cash repatriation planning, and multi-asset net outflows of $4.1 billion resulting from a single redemption associated with client M&A activity. Alternatives net inflows of $1.4 billion were led by inflows into hedge funds, private equity solutions and infrastructure offerings. Institutional index long-term net inflows of $10.4 billion included fixed income net inflows of $17.5 billion, led by demand for liability-driven solutions, partially offset by equity net outflows of $7.2 billion.