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Bernard Delbecque, EFAMA

UCITS equity funds attract highest level of net sales since December 2015


Net inflows into UCITS and AIF totalled EUR96 billion in July 2017, compared to EUR65 billion in June, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet.

UCITS registered net inflows of EUR83 billion, up from EUR34 billion in June.
Long-term UCITS (UCITS excluding money market funds) recorded net sales of EUR61 billion, compared to EUR66 billion in June.  
Net sales of equity funds totalled EUR19 billion, up from EUR9 billion in June, while net sales of bond funds totalled EUR29 billion, down from EUR36 billion in June, and net sales of multi-asset funds totalled EUR11 billion, down from EUR19 billion in June.
UCITS money market funds registered net inflows of EUR22 billion, a reversal from net outflows of EUR33 billion in June.
AIF recorded net sales of EUR13 billion, down from the EUR32 billion recorded in June.  
Total net assets of UCITS and AIFs totalled EUR15,059 billion at end July, compared to EUR14,964 billion at end June and EUR14,147 billion at end 2016. 
Bernard Delbecque (pictured), Senior director for Economics and Research at EFAMA commented: “For the third consecutive month, long-term UCITS witnessed net inflows exceeding EUR60 billion in July, with equity funds attracting a level of net sales not seen since December 2015.”

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