Performance of investment funds 2019Sep

Positive performance for all non-monetary funds categories

The annual performance of non-money market funds continues to improve for the 4th consecutive month (+2.6% in September after +1.6% in August). The increase concerns all fund categories, in particular bond funds, whose performance remains high (+3.4% after +3.5% in August), followed by other and mixed funds (+2.6% and +2.3% respectively). The performance of equity funds returns to positive territory (+2% after -0.7% in August) with the strongest increase recorded over 12 months.
The performance of money market funds remains negative (-0.23%).
Annual performance of Investment Funds by subsectors (a)
(percent, outstanding amounts: EUR billion)
2016 2017 2018 Aug. 2019 Sep-2019 Net asset Value Sep- 19
NON MONEY MARKET FUNDS 3.2 5.9 -5.2 1.6 2.6 1,287
Equity funds (b) 3.6 11.9 -12.0 -0.7 2.0 315
of which: ETF (c) 5.6 12.3 -6.1 2.1 4.0 29
Bond funds (b) 2.7 0.6 -0.9 3.5 3.4 283
Mixed Funds (b)(e) 2.6 4.2 -5.9 1.7 2.3 346
Other funds (d) (f) 4.0 6.1 -0.2 1.9 2.6 342
of which employees' savings funds 3.6 6.7 -6.9 0.7 2.2 138
MONEY MARKET FUNDS 0.02 -0.23 -0.28 -0.22 -0.23 339
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 Euro-MTS Index is a euro-denominated bond index that measures the performance of the eurozone government bond market across all maturities of the underlying bonds combined.
The performance of the indices is measured by total return (price change and coupons/dividends reinvested). The yield spreads between these indices and the performance of UCIs in France reflect differences in composition and management orientation, in particular the split between highly liquid sovereign bonds issued by major advanced countries, less liquid sovereign bonds or bonds with a higher risk/return profile and bonds issued by private issuers.
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Performance of investment funds
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