According to the Global Fund Market Statistics Report, written by Otto Christian Kober, Global Head of Methodology at Thomson Reuters Lipper, assets under management in the global collective investment funds market grew US$1.1 trillion (+3.0%) for July and stood at US$37.1 trillion at the end of the month.
Estimated net inflows accounted for US$107.7 billion, while US$967.3 billion was added because of the positively performing markets. On a year-to-date basis assets increased US$2.1 trillion (+6.1%). Included in the overall year-to-date asset change figure were US$123.9 billion of estimated net inflows. Compared to a year ago, assets increased US$1.1 trillion (+2.9%). Included in the overall one-year asset change figure were US$478.9 billion of estimated net inflows. The average overall return in U.S.-dollar terms was a positive 3.0% at the end of the reporting month, outperforming the 12-month moving average return by 3.0 percentage points and outperforming the 36-month moving average return by 2.9 percentage points.
Fund Market by Asset Type, July
Most of the net new money for July was attracted by bond funds, accounting for US$77.6 billion, followed by money market funds and commodity funds, with US$47.7 billion and US$3.3 billion of net inflows, respectively. Equity funds, with a negative US$19.4 billion, were at the bottom of the table for July, bettered by “other” funds and real estate funds, with US$4.5 billion of net outflows and US$0.3 billion of net inflows, respectively. The best performing funds for the month were equity funds at 4.6%, followed by “other" funds and mixed-asset funds, with 4.3% and 2.5% returns on average. Commodity funds at negative 1.3% bottom-performed, bettered by real estate funds and money market funds, with a positive 0.2% and a positive 0.3%, respectively.
Fund Market by Asset Type, Year to Date
In a year-to-date perspective most of the net new money was attracted by bond funds, accounting for US$279.3 billion, followed by commodity funds and alternatives funds, with US$26.0 billion and US$9.1 billion of net inflows, respectively. Equity funds were at the bottom of the table with a negative US$110.9 billion, bettered by mixed-asset funds and money market funds, with US$51.4 billion and US$38.2 billion of net outflows. The best performing funds year-to-date were commodity funds at 12.1%, followed by mixed-asset funds and bond funds, both with 7.2% returns on average. Alternatives funds, with a positive 1.3% was the bottom-performing, bettered by money market funds and “other” funds, with a positive 1.9% and a positive 5.1%, respectively.
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