Last updated: 20:41 / Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Thomson Reuters Lipper Report

Bond Funds and Alternative UCITS Funds, the Worst and Best Performing in Europe

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Bond Funds and Alternative UCITS Funds, the Worst and Best Performing in Europe
  • Luxembourg, Ireland and the UK saw the biggest outflows
  • France, Switzerland and Norway had the biggest inflows
  • Amundi, the best selling fund group

According to Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA research at Lipper, assets under management in the European mutual fund industry faced net outflows of €42.6 bn from long-term mutual funds during January.

The single fund markets with the highest net inflows for January were France—driven by money market products (+€21.7 bn), Switzerland (+€1.7 bn), Norway (+€1.2 bn), Germany (+€1.0 bn), and Belgium (+€1.0 bn), while Luxembourg was the single market with the highest net outflows (-€33.5 bn), bettered by Ireland (-€13.6 bn) and the United Kingdom (-€12.2 bn).

Equity Eurozone (+€1.9 bn) was the best selling sector for January among long-term funds.

In terms of asset types, Bond funds (-€20.2 bn) were the one with the highest outflows in Europe for January, bettered somewhat by equity funds (-€19.7 bn), mixed-asset funds (-€5.3 bn), and “other” funds (-€0.08 bn) as well as commodity funds (-€0.04 bn).On the other side of the table alternative UCITS funds (+€2.2 bn) saw the highest net inflows, followed by real estate products (+€1.0)

Amundi, with net sales of €8.2 bn, was the best selling fund group for January overall, ahead of Credit Mutuel (+€3.4 bn) and Natixis Global Asset Management (+€2.5 bn). Legg Mason Western As US Mor-Backed Securities Acc (+€0.7 bn) was the best selling individual long-term fund for January.

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