Global fund assets swell in 2012

Investment fund assets increased 11% during 2012 reaching 22.17trn by the end of the year according to data provided by the European Fund and Asset Mangement Association (EFAMA).

Global fund assets swell in 2012


Equity assets accounted for over a third, 37%, of the total, while just under a quarter, 24%, was invested in bonds. Money market and balanced/mixed asset funds accounted for 16% and 11% respectively.

All fund types registered inflows during the Q4 2012, but while equities and money market funds saw a turnaround in fortune from net outflows to net inflows, balanced funds saw net inflows drop €5bn in the last few months of the year from €38bn to €33bn.

In terms of market share, the US accounted for just under half, 49%, of assets and Europe, 28%. Australia, Brazil and Canada accounted for 5.7%, 5.5% and 3.6% respectively.