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Net assets of worldwide investment funds increased by 9.8% in Q2 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Worldwide regulated open-ended fund assets increased by 9.8 percent to EUR 51.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2020, said a report by European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).

Worldwide net cash flow to all funds amounted to EUR 818 billion, compared to EUR 617 billion in the first quarter of 2020.

The largest markets, the United States and Europe, registered a net asset growth of 14.4% and 9.2%, respectively. The strong recovery in global financial markets in the second quarter explain the upturn in net fund assets.

According to the International Statistical Release describing the trends in worldwide investment fund industry in the second quarter of 2020, worldwide long-term funds recorded net inflows of EUR 377 billion in Q2 2020, compared to net outflows of EUR 213 billion in Q1 2020.

The United States and Europe accounted for the bulk of net sales (EUR 146 billion and EUR 141 billion, respectively). Other advanced economies and emerging markets recorded net inflows into long-term funds of EUR 55 billion and EUR 35 billion, respectively.

Bond funds attracted the vast majority of net sales (EUR 279 billion), mostly in the United States (EUR 194 billion) and Europe (EUR 71 billion). Net sales of equity funds (EUR 4 billion) turned again positive, thanks to sustained net sales in Japan (EUR 36 billion) and a strong rebound in Europe (EUR 35 billion), whereas the United States suffered from a rise in net out......................

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