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Net sales of equity funds break even during August, impacting on net sales of UCITS

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has published its latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales of UCITS and non-UCITS for August 2014.

27 associations representing more than 99.6 percent of total UCITS and non-UCITS assets at end August 2014 provided us with net sales and/or net assets data.   

The main developments in August 2014 in the reporting countries can be summarized as follows:

·         Net sales of UCITS amounted to EUR 38 billion in Augustcompared to EUR 59 billion in July. This reduction in net sales can be attributed to reduced net sales of equity and money market funds during the month.

·         Long-term UCITS (UCITS excluding money market funds) posted net inflows of EUR 29 billion, down from EUR 41 billion in July.  

o   Net sales of equity funds broke even during August, compared to net inflows of EUR 12 billion in the previous month.

o   Bond funds also registered a slight decrease in net sales to EUR 15 billion, from EUR 17 billion.  

o   Balanced funds registered net sales of EUR 11 billion compared to EUR 15 billion in July.

·         Money market funds registered net inflows for the second consecutive month in August registeringnet sales of EUR 9 billion, down from EUR 18 billion in July.

·         Total net assets of UCITS stood at EUR 7,769 billion at end August 2014, representing a 2.0 percent increase during the month

o   Total net assets of non-UCITS increased 1.2 percent to stand at EUR 3,081 billion at month end.  

o   Overall, total net assets of the European investment fund industry stood at EUR 10,850 billion at end August 2014.  

Bernard Delbecque, Director of Economics and Research commented:

Net sales of equity funds fell to break-even level in August on the back of a subdued global growth outlook and geopolitical uncertainties.”

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