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Investment fund assets worldwide see 4 per cent increase in Q2 2016, says EFAMA

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Investment fund assets worldwide increased by 4 per cent in the second quarter of 2016, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s (EFAMA) latest International Statistical Release.

In US dollar terms, worldwide investment fund assets increased by 1.4 per cent to stand at USD42.3 trillion at end Q2 2016.
 
Worldwide net cash inflows increased to EUR206 billion, up from EUR154 billion in the first quarter of 2016.
 
Long-term funds (all funds excluding money market funds) recorded net inflows of EUR217 billion, compared to EUR192 billion in the first quarter of 2016. Equity funds, meanwhile, recorded net outflows of EUR17 billion, against net inflows of EUR50 billion in the previous quarter, while bond funds posted net inflows of EUR130 billion, up from net inflows of EUR72 billion in the first quarter of 2016, and balanced/mixed funds registered net inflows of EUR58 billion, up from net inflows of EUR35 billion in the previous quarter.
 
Money market funds continued to register net outflows in Q2 2016 (EUR11 billion), compared to net outflows of EUR38 billion in Q1 2016.
 
At the end of the second quarter of the year, assets of equity funds represented 39 per cent and bond funds represented 22 per cent of all investment fund assets worldwide. Of the remaining assets, money market funds represented 12 per cent and the asset share of balanced/mixed funds was 18 per cent.
 
The market share of the ten largest countries/regions in the world market were the US (47.1 per cent), Europe (33.8 per cent), Australia (3.8 per cent), Brazil (3.6 per cent), Japan (3.5 per cent), Canada (3.1 per cent), China (2.7 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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