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EFAMA investment fund industry fact sheet (May 2019): Investor concern about renewed US-China trade tensions and their impact on global growth triggered in May a shift in investor demand from equity to bond funds.

12-08-2019

29 European asset managememt associations representing 98 percent of total UCITS and AIF assets provided EFAMA with net sales data.The main developments in May 2019can be summarized as follows: 

 

  • Net sales of UCITS and AIFs totaled EUR 12 billion, down from EUR 43 billion in April.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • UCITS registered net inflows of EUR 1 billion, down from EUR 27 billion in April. 

 

  • Long-term UCITS (UCITS excluding money market funds) recorded net outflows of EUR 2 billion, compared to net inflows of EUR 14 billion in April.   

 

  • Equity funds registered net outflows of EUR 22 billion, compared to net outflows of EUR 13 billion in April.
  • Net sales of bond funds decreased to EUR 23 billion, down from EUR 25 billion in April.
  • Multi-asset funds recorded net outflows of EUR 2 billion, compared to net inflows of EUR 4 billion in April. 

 

  • UCITS money market funds recorded net inflows of EUR 3 billion, down from EUR 13 billion in April.

 

  • AIFs registered net inflows of EUR 11 billion, down from EUR 17 billion in April

 

  • Total net assets of UCITS and AIFs decreased by 1.8 % to EUR 16,263 billion.

 

Investor concern about renewed US-China trade tensions and their impact on global growth triggered in May a shift in investor demand from equity to bond funds.

 

Please find here the factsheet

 

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