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Performance of investment funds 2018Mar

Published on 05/23/2018
The annual performance of investment funds continue to decline
In March 2018, for the second consecutive month the annual performance of non-money market funds declined by 2.8 percentage points (pp) compared to February and stood at 1,5 %. This decrease concerned mainly equity funds, whose performance decreased by 5.2 pp and reached 2.3% in March 2018. Saving funds (-4 pp) and mixed funds (-1.9 pp) also reflected the decline in the European stock markets. Only bond funds remained at 0.6% in March (+0.1 pp compared to February)
The annual performance of money market funds continued to fall (-0.25 % in March 2018)
Annual performance of Investment Funds by subsectors (a)
(percent, outstanding amounts: EUR billion)
2015 2016 2017 Feb- 2018 Mar-2018 Net asset value
Mar- 2018
NON MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.1 3.0 5.8 4.3 1.5 1,188
Equity funds (b) 10.0 3.6 11.9 8.5 2.3 343
of which: ETF (c) 5.7 5.6 12.3 8.2 2.5 51
Bond funds (b) 0.9 2.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 289
Mixed Funds (b) 3.0 2.6 4.2 2.9 1.0 346
Other funds (d) 6.5 3.1 5.5 5.0 2.5 210
of which employees' savings funds 6.9 3.6 6.7 6.2 2.2 124
MONEY MARKET FUNDS 0.18 0.02 -0.23 -0.25 -0.25 362
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 - March 2018
Performance of Investment Funds
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