European Investors Flock Back to Long-Term Funds

Investor confidence returned in July, as equity funds across the region recouped some of the losses of the previous month

Ali Masarwah 2 September, 2013 | 2:52PM
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As equity markets rebounded after a six-week bout of volatility, and with the nervousness of bond investors seemingly receding, European investors flocked back to long-term funds in July.

European open-end funds posted significant inflows of 26.76 billion, making good to some degree the huge outflows of 35 billion seen in June. Money market funds suffered outflows of 1.07 billion, making July the fourth consecutive month of outflows for the sector.

Save property funds and commodity funds, which suffered net outflows, all long-term groups saw inflows in July with equity funds enjoying 10.22 billion in net new money, followed by allocation funds, which gathered net 8.1 billion.

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Ali Masarwah

Ali Masarwah  is the editor of Morningstar.de in Germany.

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