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Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA research, at Lipper reports that the European mutual fund industry enjoyed net inflows of EUR20.6 billion into long-term mutual funds for October.

Equity funds (+EUR15.7 billion) were the best selling asset type, followed by alternative UCITS (+EUR4.1 billion), mixed-asset funds (+EUR1.9 billion), and bond funds (+EUR0.7 billion) as well as real estate funds (+EUR0.3 billion) and commodity funds (+EUR0.02 billion). ”Other” products (-EUR2.1 billion) were the only asset type that faced net outflows for October.

Money market products were also popular with net inflows of EUR25.1 billion for October. The single fund markets with the highest net inflows for October were France (+EUR19.4 billion), Ireland (+EUR17.0 billion), Luxembourg (+EUR7.8 billion), Germany (+EUR2.2 billion), and Belgium (+EUR0.7 billion). Meanwhile, the United Kingdom (-EUR1.7 billion), the Netherlands (-EUR0.5 billion), and Spain (-EUR0.3 billion) stood on the other side.
 
The best-selling sector for October among long-term funds was Equity Europe (+EUR3.2 billion) and BlackRock (+EUR5.7 billion) was the best-selling fund group for October overall, ahead of Aviva (+EUR5.7 billion) and Amundi (+EUR4.4 billion).
 
The ten best-selling long-term funds together gathered net inflows of EUR3.7 billion for October, and iShares Core EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF (+EUR0.5 billion) was the best-selling individual long-term fund for October.

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