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Global investment fund assets down 5.9 per cent in Q3 2015, says EFAMA

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Investment fund assets worldwide decreased 5.9 per cent to EUR 34.9 trillion at end September 2015, from EUR 37.1 trillion at end June 2015, according to the latest figures from the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).

In US dollar terms, worldwide investment fund assets decreased 5.7 per cent to stand at USD 39.1 trillion at end September 2015.
 
Worldwide net inflows decreased in the third quarter to EUR 230 billion, down from EUR 596 billion in the second quarter of 2015, due to a sharp fall in net inflows into long-term funds.
 
Long-term funds (all funds excluding money market funds) recorded net inflows of EUR 49 billion during the third quarter, compared to EUR 616 billion in the second quarter.
 
Equity funds attracted net inflows of EUR 79 billion, down from EUR 121 billion in the second quarter.
[if !supportLists]o   [endif]Bond funds posted net outflows of EUR 21 billion, down from net inflows of EUR 101 billion in the previous quarter.
 
Balanced/mixed funds registered net outflows of EUR 34 billion, down from net inflows EUR 342 billion in the previous quarter.
 
Money market funds registered net inflows of EUR 181 billion during the third quarter of 2015, compared to net outflows of EUR 20 billion in the second quarter of 2015.
 
At the end of the third quarter, assets of equity funds represented 39.2 per cent and bond funds represented 21.1 per cent of all investment fund assets worldwide. Of the remaining assets, money market funds represented 12.4 per cent and the asset share of balanced/mixed funds was 18.4 per cent.
 
The market share of the ten largest countries/regions in the world market were the United States (48.4 per cent), Europe (33.8 per cent), Australia (3.7 per cent), Brazil (2.9 per cent), Japan (3.2 per cent), Canada (3.0 per cent), China (2.6 per cent), Rep. of Korea (0.9 per cent), South Africa (0.4 per cent) and India (0.4 per cent).

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