Performance of investment funds 2019May

Performance of non-monetary funds declines again
The average annual performance of non-money market funds turns negative again in May (-0.9%). Equity funds (-4.1 %), employee savings funds (-2.4%) and mixed funds (-1.5%) post a decline following the slowdown on the equity markets in May. On the other hand, the performance of bond funds continues to improve (+1.4% in May after +0.9%) as a result of the lower long-term rates.
The performance of money market funds declines very slightly (-0.24%).

Annual performance of Investment Funds by subsectors (a)
(percent, outstanding amounts: EUR billion)
2016 2017 2018 Apr- 2019 May-2019 May-2019
NON MONEY MARKET FUNDS 3.2 5.9 -5.2 0.8 -0.9 1,253
Equity funds (b) 3.6 11.9 -12.0 0.7 -4.1 302
of which: ETF (c) 5.6 12.3 -6.1 2.7 -0.9 29
Bond funds (b) 2.7 0.6 -0.9 0.9 1.4 291
Mixed Funds (b)(e) 2.6 4.2 -5.9 -0.1 -1.5 335
Other funds (d) (f) 4.0 6.1 -0.2 1.4 0.4 324
of which employees' savings funds 3.6 6.7 -6.9 0.1 -2.4 131
MONEY MARKET FUNDS 0.02 -0.23 -0.28 -0.23 -0.24 349
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) Employees' saving funds, real estate funds, Private equity funds, formula-based funds, hedge funds
(e) The term "mixed funds" replaces the term "diversified funds", AMF category that has been deleted since 31/12/2017; the criterion for classification remains the same.
(f) Outstanding amount and performance of real estate funds are taken into account as of June 2016
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
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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Performance of investment funds
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