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Bond funds dominated as assets in European funds grew in 2017 says Thomson Reuters Lipper


Thomson Reuters Lipper’s review of the European Fund Market for 2017 finds that assets under management in the European fund industry increased from EUR9.4 trillion to EUR10.4 trillion over the course of the year.

Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA research, notes that bond funds (+EUR289.4 billion) were the best-selling asset type for 2017.

He writes that within the segment of long-term mutual funds Equity Global (+EUR62.4 billion) was the best-selling sector within the segment of long-term mutual funds, followed by Bond Global (+EUR50.9 billion) and Bond Global USD Hedged (+EUR45.6 billion).

BlackRock (EUR755.9 billion) was by far the largest fund promoter in Europe, followed by Amundi (EUR401.4 billion) and JP Morgan (EUR321.5 billion).

BlackRock, with net sales of EUR101.1 billion, was the best-selling fund promoter for the year 2017 overall, well ahead of Pimco (+EUR55.8 billion) and Amundi (+EUR47.5 billion).
he European fund market declined by 97 funds over the course of 2017, according to Thomson Reuters Lipper, and bond funds had the highest number of mergers (280), while equity funds had the highest number of liquidations (374) and mixed-asset funds showed the highest number of fund launches (743).

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