According to Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA research at Lipper, assets under management in the European mutual fund industry enjoyed net inflows of €328.8 billion into long-term mutual funds during 2015.
The single fund markets with the highest net inflows for 2015 were Luxembourg (+€212.3 bn), Ireland (+€68.4 bn), and France (+€25.8 bn), while Spain (-€3.5 bn), Hungary (-€2.3 bn), and the Isle of Man (-€1.3 bn) faced the highest net outflows for 2015.
Equity Europe with €36.5 billion was once again the best selling sector for 2015 among long-term funds.
In terms of asset classes, mixed-asset funds with €95.4 billion enjoyed the highest net inflows for the year, followed by alternative UCITS products with€89.4 billion , equity funds with €79.8 billion, bond funds with €64.7 billion, real estate products €8.4 billion and commodity funds €1.9 billion. “Other” products (-€10.7 bn) were the only product category with net outflows for the year. Money market products enjoyed net inflows of €57.3 bn for the year.
BlackRock, with net sales of €51.4 bn, was the best selling fund group for 2015 overall, ahead of Deutsche Bank (+€20.1 bn) and JPMorgan (+€18.7 bn).
The ten best selling long-term funds together gathered net inflows of €45.7 bn over the course of 2015. UniGlobal Vorsorge (+€8.3 bn) was the best selling individual long-term fund in Europe for 2015.
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