EFAMA’s monthly and quarterly statistical releases provide detailed information on the latest trends in the European fund industry. The international quarterly statistics are compiled by EFAMA and the Investment Company Institute (ICI) on behalf of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA).
Spurred by stock market gains and the successful vaccine rollout across Europe, investor demand for equity UCITS remained strong in April, leading to total net sales of EUR 211 billion since the start of 2021.
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Positive net sales and rising stock markets pushed the net assets of UCITS and AIFs very close to the symbolic level of EUR 20 trillion in the first quarter of the year. Net sales of equity UCITS remained exceptionally strong through the quarter as investors’ confidence continued to strengthen thanks to extensive vaccine rollouts, strong signs of economic recovery and the good performance of stock markets.
Net sales of worldwide investment funds hit EUR 1 trillion for the first time in a particular quarter, boosted by strengthened investor confidence in the success of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign and the global economic recovery. Net inflows into long-term funds rose even higher than in Q4 2020, mainly thanks to strong net sales of equity funds in Europe and bond funds in the United States.