Brussels, 27th March 2019 - for immediate release
The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its latest International Quarterly Statistical Release describing the trends in worldwide investment fund industry in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The main developments in the fourth quarter in 2018 include:
Bernard Delbecque, Senior Director for Economics and Research, commented: “The decline in worldwide investment fund assets in Q4 2018 was caused by the fall in global stocks. At the same time, equity funds in nearly all participating countries continued to gathered positive net inflows, highlighting a certain degree of investor confidence in equity markets for 2019.”
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The report for the third quarter of 2018 contains statistics from the following 47 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Australia, China, India, Japan, Rep. of Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, South Africa.
EFAMA is the representative association for the European investment management industry, which represents 28 member associations and 62 corporate members. At end 2018, total net assets of European investment funds reached EUR 15.2 trillion. Close to 33,400 of these funds were UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities) and close to 28,600 of these funds were AIFs (Alternative Investment Funds). For more information about EFAMA, please visit www.efama.org