Worldwide investment fund assets hit €45trn

Investment fund assets worldwide increased by 4.4% to €45.65trn by the end of Q2 2018, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA).

In its latest international statistical release, EFAMA found that in the US worldwide investment fund assets decreased by 1.3%.

Net cash inflows into funds worldwide amounted to €190bn, down from €502bn in Q1 2018, and net inflows reached €29bn in Europe, compared to €113bn in the United States.

Long-term funds – all funds excluding money market funds – recorded net inflows of €159bn, compared to €491nm in Q1 2018.

Equity funds attracted net sales of €36bn, down from €217bnin Q1 2018, while bond funds posted net sales of €60bn, down from €119bn in Q1 2018, and balanced/mixed funds registered net sales of €23bn, down from €89bn in Q1 2018.

According to EFAMA, of the remaining assets, money market funds represented 11.2 percent and the asset share of balanced/mixed funds was 17.4%.

The market shares of the ten largest countries and regions in the world market were:
– US (46.3%)
– Europe (34%)
– Australia (3.9%)
– China (3.4%)
– Japan (3.4%)
– Brazil (3.3%)
– Canada (3.2%)
– Republic of Korea (0.9%)
– India (0.6%)
– South Africa (0.4%)

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Pedro Gonçalves
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