The European Funds Industry Faced Estimated Net Outflows of €11.1 bn From Long-Term Mutual Funds for June

The European funds industry faced estimated net outflows of €11.1 bn from long-term mutual funds for June. That said, mixed- asset funds enjoyed opposite flows with estimated net inflows of €12.1 bn during the month, followed by real estate products with €0.2 bn and commodity funds with €0.03 bn. However, bond funds faced estimated net outflows of €17.5 bn, bettered by equity funds (- €2.5 bn), alternative/hedge products (-€2.1 bn), and ”other” funds (-€1.3 bn). These flows added up to estimated net outflows of €11.1 bn from long-term investment funds for June.

"Despite these flows for June, the European investment industry enjoyed outstanding estimated net inflows of €296.5 bn into long-term investment funds for the first six months of 2015", said Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA research.

Even money market products, an asset class that can be seen as a safe haven, faced massive outflows (-€34.7 bn) for June. Despite these outflows, money market funds still showed net inflows of €1.2 bn for the first half of 2015.

The flows for the money market segment brought the overall net flows for June to minus €45.8 bn and to a positive €297.8 bn for the first six months of the year.

The single fund market with the highest net inflows for June was Luxembourg (+€7.9 bn), followed by Switzerland (+€0.7 bn) and Denmark (+€0.2 bn). France (-€25.7 bn), Ireland (-€10.2 bn), and Italy (-€8.1 bn) stood on the other side.

Mixed-Asset EUR Flexible-Global (+€4.2 bn) was the best selling sector among the long- term funds, followed by Mixed-Asset EUR Conservative-Global (+€3.3 bn), Mixed-Asset EUR Balanced-Global (+€2.7 bn), and Equity Japan (+€1.9 bn) as well as Equity Eurozone (+€1.2 bn). At the other end of the spectrum Bond EUR suffered net outflows (-€5.0 bn), bettered somewhat by Absolute Return EUR (-€5.0 bn) and Bond EUR Corporates (-€3.5 bn) as well as Bond EMU Government (-€2.5 bn) and Equity Asia Pacific ex-Japan (-€2.3 bn).

Source: Funds Society