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EU Economy - Bond funds registered an inflow of €80 billion in the third quarter of 2017, while mixed funds experienced an inflow of €60 billion.- ECB

Press Release - Euro area investment fund statistics: third quarter of 2017


  In the third quarter of 2017 the outstanding amount of shares/units issued by investment funds other than money market funds was €10,921 billion, which is €269 billion higher than in the second quarter of 2017.


  Investment funds other than money market funds increased their holdings of both equity and debt securities issued by the rest of the world. The holdings of both equity and debt securities issued by euro area residents also increased. 
 Bond funds registered an inflow of €80 billion in the third quarter of 2017, while mixed funds experienced an inflow of €60 billion.
  The outstanding amount of shares/units issued by money market funds was €1,154 billion, €18 billion higher than in the second quarter of 2017.


In the third quarter of 2017 the outstanding amount of shares/units issued by investment funds other than money market funds was €269 billion higher than in the second quarter of 2017. This development was accounted for by €209 billion in net issuance of shares/units and €60 billion in price and other changes. The annual growth rate of shares/units issued by investment funds other than money market funds, calculated on the basis of transactions, was 7.7% in the third quarter of 2017. 




Within the assets of investment funds other than money market funds, the annual growth rate of debt securities was 8.5% in the third quarter of 2017, with transactions amounting to €109 billion during this period. In the case of equity, the corresponding annual growth rate was 4.9%, with transactions of €99 billion in the third quarter of 2017. For holdings of investment fund shares/units, the annual growth rate was 10.1% and transactions in the third quarter of 2017 amounted to €41 billion. 

In terms of the type of investment fund, the annual growth rate of shares/units issued by bond funds was 9.5% in the third quarter of 2017. In the same period transactions in shares/units issued by bond funds amounted to €80 billion. In the case of equity funds, the corresponding annual growth rate was 4.5%, with transactions of €50 billion in the third quarter of 2017. For mixed funds, the corresponding figures were 8.5% and €60 billion.



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