Performance of investment funds 2017Oct

Bond funds' performance recovers
In October, the annual performance of non-money market funds reached 9.2 % (+1.4 percentage point compared to September), its highest level since July 2015 (10.3 %). This increase concerned all categories of funds, in particular equity funds (+2.4 pp at 19.9%) and mixed funds (+1.3 pp at 6.7%). The annual performance of bond funds turned positive again at +0.8 %.
The annual performance of money market funds continued to decline (-0.17 % in October).
Annual performance of Investment Funds by subsectors (a)
(percent, outstanding amounts: EUR billion)
2014 2015 2016 Sep- 2017 Oct- 2017
Net asset
Value Oct- 2017
NON MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.4 5.1 3.0 7.8 9.2 1,215
Equity funds (b) 6.9 10.0 3.6 17.5 19.9 354
of which: ETF (c) 10.0 5.7 5.6 19.6 21.4 65
Bond funds (b) 5.1 0.9 2.7 -0.1 0.8 281
Mixed Funds (b) 5.4 3.0 2.6 5.4 6.7 364
Other funds (d) 3.4 6.5 3.1 7.9 8.6 216
of which employee savings funds 3.4 6.9 3.6 11.1 11.8 129
MONEY MARKET FUNDS 0.37 0.18 0.02 -0.15 -0.17 377
Source: Banque de France
(a) Annual performance net of management fees but before deduction of entry and exit fees commissions (cf. methodology).
(b) Except employees' savings funds (which are included in "Others funds")
(c) Exchange Trade Fund
(d) Private equity funds, hedge funds, employees' saving funds, Formula-based funds
Annual performance of equity, bond and mixed funds
In percent
Performance of Non-MMF funds and employee saving funds (a)
In percent
Performance of equity funds (a)
In percent
Performance of bond funds (a)
In percent
Performance of MMF funds (a)
In percent
Source: Banque de France, Barclays
(a) Annual performance net of management fees but before deduction of entry and exit fees commissions (cf. methodology).
Additional information
The different categories of funds under review are defined by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF - French Financial Markets Authority). The classification of each fund is based on its real risk exposure. The definition of the exposure and the risk thresholds for each category are developed in AMF Instructions 2011-19, 2011-20 and 2011-21.
The Stoxx 600 index comprises 600 companies residing in 18 European countries.
The Barclays index comprises sovereign and quasi-sovereign bonds, corporate bonds and asset-backed securities. It includes securities denominated in 24 currencies, issued from developed and emerging markets. The rating of the securities is "investment grade" with residual maturity over one year.
The performance of these indexes is measured as the total return (price variation and reinvested dividends/coupons).
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STAT INFO - October 2017
Performance of Investment Funds
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Financial overview of Investment Funds-France

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Published on Monday, December 18, 2017