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Bond Mutual Fund Outflows: A Measured Investor Response to a Massive Shock

The evidence about what happened to financial markets in March 2020 is still far too mixed and...
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Growth in Bond Mutual Funds: See the Whole Picture

In the past decade, a number of regulators and academics have discussed concerns about the growth in...
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Growth in Bond Mutual Funds: A Question of Balance

Why have bond mutual funds grown substantially in the past several years? There are two possible...
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What’s in a Name, Redux: For Bond Mutual Funds, “Corporate” Matters

Policymakers around the globe are studying the turmoil in March 2020 related to the COVID-19...
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Market Turmoil and Liquidity Crunch Rooted in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The first paper in ICI’s new research series, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Economies and Financial...
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Mutual Fund Flows in the COVID-19 Crisis

The novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, is taking a heavy toll on the world economy—in lives, in...
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Three Bs or Not Three Bs: Revisiting Claims That Investment Grade Corporate Bond Funds Pose Financia...

In the past year, regulators have expressed concerns that regulated funds with a mandate to invest...
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Corporate and Investment Grade Bond Funds: What’s in a Name?

Financial stability concerns are being inflated by confusion over what the funds in question...