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Net sales of Ucits and alternative investment funds (AIFs) saw a boost in April

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Net sales of Ucits and alternative investment funds (AIFs) saw a boost in April, totalling €43bn - up €6bn from the previous month, said €opean Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) .

According to latest Investment Fund Industry Fact Sheet by EFAMA, overall inflows into Ucits reached €27bn (up from €13bn in March) despite net outflows of €12.7bn from equity funds due to investors' concerns over the global economic outlook.

Bernard Delbecque, Senior Director for Economics and Research said: "Despite encouraging economic data and stock market gains, equity UCITS funds continued to suffer net outflows in April, which suggests that investors remained concerned about the global economic outlook."

Long-term UCITS (UCITS excluding money market funds) recorded net inflows of €14bn, down from €16bn in March.

Equity funds registered net outflows of €13bn, compared to net outflows of €23bn in March.

Net sales of bond funds dropped to €25bn, down from €43bn in March.

Multi-asset funds recorded net inflows of €4bn, compared to net outflows of €2bn in March.

UCITS money market funds recorded net inflows of €13bn, compared to net outflows of €2bn in March.

Net sales of AIFs turned positive in April, with net inflows of € 17 bn, compared to net outflows of €8bn in March.

Total net assets of UCITS and AIFs increased by 1.5 % to € 16,556bn.

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