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EFAMA reports rebound in net sales of equity and bond UCITS in April

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Net sales of equity funds totalled EUR16 billion in April, up from EUR14 billion in March, while net sales of bond funds totalled EUR10 billion, up from EUR3 billion in March, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest Investment Funds Industry Fact Sheet.

EFAMA’s figures reveal that net sales of UCITS and AIFs totalled EUR43 billion, down from EUR47 billion in March, while UCITS registered net sales of EUR45 billion, up from EUR38 billion in March. Long-term UCITS (UCITS excluding money market funds) recorded net sales of EUR36 billion, down from EUR42 billion in March, and net sales of multi-asset funds totalled EUR10 billion, down from EUR24 billion in March. 
 
UCITS money market funds registered net inflows of EUR9 billion, compared to net outflows of EUR5 billion recorded in March. Net sales of AIFs recorded net outflow of EUR3 billion, compared to net inflows of EUR9 billion in March.   
 
Total net assets of UCITS and AIFs totalled EUR15,818 billion at end April, compared to EUR15,606 billion at end March. 
 
Bernard Delbecque (pictured), Director of Economics and Research says: “Net sales of equity and bond UCITS rebounded somewhat in April, which suggests investors remain cautiously optimistic despite uncertainties in the financial markets.”

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