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December 2013 in Brief
For December 2013 the European mutual fund industry enjoyed overall net inflows of €16.9bn for long-term mutual funds. As in the previous month money market products suffered net outflows (-€8.3bn). The net inflows were mainly driven by inflows into equity funds (+€10.2bn) and mixed-asset funds (+€6.2bn). In addition, bond funds saw net inflows of €2.4bn, while “Other” products stayed nearly flat with €0.3bn. On the other side of the table commodity funds (-€1.3bn), property products (-€0.6bn), and alternative/hedge funds (-€0.3bn) showed net outflows.
Over the course of the year 2013 the European fund industry enjoyed net inflows of €277.4bn into long-term mutual funds. These flows were driven by net inflows into bond funds (+€96.4bn), equity funds (+€92.4bn), and mixed-asset funds (+€85.1bn). In contrast, money market funds showed the highest net outflows (-€93.9bn).
Following the sales pattern for long-term funds, asset allocation was the most popular fund asset class for December (+€4.0bn of net inflows), followed by equities Europe (+€3.4bn) and equities Japan (+€2.0bn). At the other end of the spectrum bonds emerging markets in local currencies suffered net outflows of around €2.2bn, bettered somewhat by bonds USD funds (-€1.5bn), bonds EUR funds (-€1.4bn). Read more
European Fund Market Review - 2014 Edition
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