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The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its latest monthly Investment Fund Industry Fact Sheet, which provides net sales data of UCITS and AIFs for January 2021.
Bernard Delbecque, Senior Director for Economics and Research commented: “For the third consecutive month, net inflows into UCITS equity funds exceeded EUR 50 billion, a level that had never been reached before November 2020. This exceptional outcome can be traced to the arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines, which restored investor optimism about future growth prospects.”
International Statistics Q4 2020 | US election and vaccine news drive strong growth in fund net assets globally
Investors’ confidence strengthened in the last quarter of the year thanks to positive vaccine news, driving a surge in net assets and inflows across the world. A sharp rebound in equity fund net sales in Europe and sustained net inflows into bond funds in the United States underpinned long-term fund sales growth internationally. Meanwhile, sales of worldwide MMFs turned positive again due to strong net inflows in China and Europe, offsetting net outflows in the United States.
The main developments through the quarter are as follows:
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