We would like to draw your attention to the main highlights in the Statistical Release:
- Investment fund assets worldwide increased 6.2 percent during the third quarter to stand at EUR 27.24 trillion at end September 2014. In U.S. dollar terms, worldwide investment fund assets decreased 2.2 percent to US$ 34.28 trillion on account of U.S. dollar appreciation during the quarter.
- Worldwide net cash inflows amounted to EUR 290 billion, up from EUR 252 billion in the previous quarter. A turnaround in net flows into money market funds was the main driver behind this result.
- Long-term funds (all funds excluding money market funds) continued to register net inflows amounting to EUR 223 billion during the third quarter, albeit down from EUR 301 billion registered in the previous quarter. Worldwide equity funds recorded reduced net inflows of EUR 24 billion, down from EUR 48 billion in the previous quarter. Worldwide bond funds registered net inflows of EUR 79 billion, compared to EUR 112 billion in the previous quarter. Balanced funds recorded reduced net inflows of EUR 72 billion, down from EUR 81 billion in the second quarter.