Performance of investment funds 2021Dec

In 2021, the performance of non-money market funds increase significantly
The annual performance of non-money market funds rise sharply to +10.1% after only +1.2% in 2020. It appears high compared to the average annual performance of the last 10 years (+5.5%). Equity funds show the strongest growth (+21.2% after +3% in 2020), driven by very dynamic stock markets in 2021. The performance of employee savings funds also recovers significantly, with +11.8% in 2021 after -3% in 2020. Conversely, the performance of bond funds turns negative, with a loss of 0.6% after a gain of 0.1% in 2020.
The annual performance of money market funds deteriorates very slightly (-0.48% versus -0.42% in 2020).

Performance of Investment Funds by subsectors (a)
(percent, outstanding amounts: EUR billion)
Annual performance Monthly performance Net asset value
2020 Nov- 2021 Dec- 2021 Nov- 2021 Dec- 2021 Dec- 2021
NON MONEY MARKET FUNDS 1.2 9.2 10.1 -0.8 1.8 1,481
Equity funds (b) 3.0 19.5 21.2 -1.8 3.9 406
of which: ETF (c) 2.6 24.2 26.1 -0.9 3.5 36
Bond funds (b) 0.1 0.0 -0.6 0.2 -0.4 297
Mixed Funds (b)(e) 2.1 7.6 7.3 -0.6 1.0 383
Other funds (d) (f) -0.4 8.6 10.7 -0.9 2.2 395
of which employees' savings funds -3.0 8.6 11.8 -1.9 3.0 162
MONEY MARKET FUNDS (g) -0.42 -0.48 -0.48 -0.04 -0.05 379
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) Employee savings funds (including money market employee savings 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
(g) Excluding money market employee savings funds (outstanding of 21.5 billion at end-September 2020).
Annual performance of equity, bond and mixed funds
In percent
Annual Performance of Non-MMF funds and employees' saving funds (a)
In percent
Annual Performance of equity funds (a)
In percent
Annual Performance of bonds funds (a)
In percent
Annual Performance of MMF funds (a)
In percent
Source: Banque de France, Barclays, Europerformance
(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.
Stoxx 600 index comprises 600 companies residing in 18 European countries.
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.
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 UCITs 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. 6 month-Euribor and the performance of money market may temporarily divert. This is due to differences in the composition of the interbank index and the money market funds' portfolio (nature of the issuer, geographical diversification, average maturity, exchange rate effects linked to funds denominated in foreign currencies).
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Performance of investment funds
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