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EFAMA figures

Equity Fund Net Sales Return to Positive Territory in November in Europe

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Equity Fund Net Sales Return to Positive Territory in November in Europe
  • Registering EUR 2 billion inflows
  • Bond fund net sales reduced to EUR 11 billion, down from EUR 16 billion in October

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and non-UCITS for November 2014. 27 associations representing more than 99.6 percent of total UCITS and non-UCITS assets at end November 2014 provided them with net sales and/or net assets data.

The main developments in November 2014 in the reporting countries can be summarized as follows: Net sales of UCITS reduced to EUR 27 billion in November from EUR 44 billion in October. This fall in net sales came despite increased net sales of long term funds during the month.

Long-term UCITS (UCITS excluding money market funds) posted increased net inflows of EUR 31 billion, up from EUR 23 billion in October. Equity fund net sales returned to positive territory in November posting inflows of EUR 2 billion, against net outflows of EUR 6 billion in October. Bernard Delbecque, Director of Economics and Research commented: “The decline in stock market uncertainty brought back net sales of equity funds to positive territory in November.”

Bond fund net sales reduced to EUR 11 billion, down from EUR 16 billion in October. Balanced funds enjoyed a pick-up in net sales to EUR 13 billion in November, up from EUR 9 billion in October.

Money market fund net sales returned to negative territory in November posting outflows of EUR 4 billion in October, compared to net inflows of EUR 22 billion in October.

Total non-UCITS net sales remained relatively steady in November at EUR 16 billion. Net sales of special funds (funds reserved to institutional investors) remained at EUR 12 billion for the second consecutive month.

Total net assets of UCITS stood at EUR 8.02 trillion at end November 2014, representing a 1.5 percent increase during the month.

Total net assets of non-UCITS increased 1.4 percent to stand at EUR 3.17 trillion at month end. Overall, total net assets of the European investment fund industry stood at EUR 11.2 trillion at end November 2014.

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