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    Equity funds globally attracted $610 billion of the nearly $1 trillion in overall net inflows during 2013, slightly higher than the peaks in 2006 and 2007, says a Strategic Insight study. Non-traditional strategies, including absolute return and liquid alternatives, captured more than $250 billion of net flows around the world during 2013 while interest in bond funds plummeted, pulling in $110 billion of net inflows globally in 2013 compared to $690 billion in 2012. “Demand for non-traditional income, liquid alternatives, and asset allocation solutions expanded and will continue to rise alongside the equity revival,” says Jag Alexeyev, its head of global research.