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Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund Asset Flows Through July 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund Asset Flows Through July 201211:11 EDT Monday, August 13, 2012CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund asset flows through July 2012. Long-term mutual fund flows bounced back in July with $24.6 billion in inflows following just $10.8 billion in June.Additional highlights from Morningstar's report on mutual fund flows:The $13.8 billion increase in flows in July compared to June was primarily attributable to a spike in taxable bond inflows, which more than doubled to $23.6 billion from the previous month. U.S. stock outflows declined slightly to $8.2 billion from $8.5 billion in June. If ETF inflows were included, then U.S. stock outflows were just $700 million in July. Diversified emerging-market equity funds took in over $1.3 billion in July, but momentum has been slowing since February when the category welcomed nearly $3.2 billion in new money. PIMCO ended Vanguard's run at the top of the monthly leader board, absorbing nearly $6.6 billion in new money in July led by its Total Return fund, which accounted for $2.1 billion in inflows. On the flip side, the American Funds extended its consecutive-outflows streak to 37 months with nearly $4.2 billion exiting the family.To view the complete report, please visit http://www.global.morningstar.com/julyflows12. To view a video recapping July's U.S. fund flow trends, please visit http://bit.ly/JulyFlows. For more information about Morningstar Asset Flows, please visit http://global.morningstar.com/assetflows.  The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.About Morningstar, Inc.Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. Morningstar provides data on more than 385,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 8 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries and has more than $186 billion in assets under advisement and management as of June 30, 2012. The company has operations in 27 countries.©2012 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.MORN-RMedia Contact:Alexa Auerbach, 312-696-6481 or alexa.auerbach@morningstar.com SOURCE Morningstar, Inc.