The charts for this release can be viewed at: http://www.dtcc.com/news/press/releases/2012/march.pdf.
- Annuity inflows processed by DTCC in March increased by almost 10%, to
$7.7 billionfrom $7 billionin February.
- Out flows processed in March increased by almost 12% to
$6.4 billionfrom $5.7 billionin February.
- Net flows were almost unchanged in March, increasing one half of one percent from just under
$1.3 billionto just over $1.3 billion.
Inflows and Net Flows
Inflows and net flows have increased in each of the first three months of 2012, breaking a declining trend in 2011.
Inflows and net flows were down in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter of 2011. Out flows increased.
The increasing divergence of inflows between qualified accounts and non-qualified accounts continued in March. Inflows into qualified account types were slightly under 61% while inflows into non-qualified account types were slightly above 39%.
Although non-qualified accounts attracted 39% of inflows in March, net cash flows into non-qualified accounts were negative for the third month in a row, meaning that in each of the last three months more funds were withdrawn than added. The following chart shows monthly net cash flows in non-qualified accounts from
- Independent broker/dealers – 29%
- Wirehouses – 16%
- Regional broker/dealers – 15%
- Bank broker/dealers – 14%
- Insurance broker/dealers – 9%
- Others – 18%
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