Retail funds assets in Belgium up 4.2% qoq in Q1 2015

Net assets in retail funds distributed in Belgium have increased by 4.2% quarter-on-quarter in Q1 2015, amounting to €147.47bn at end March, the Belgian asset management association (Beama) has announced.

Retail funds distributed in Belgium have recorded €5.89bn inflows in Q1 2015.

In detail, assets invested in fixed income funds have dropped by 0.1%, amounting to €35.19bn.

Bond funds account for €32.81bn (-0.8% qoq in Q1 2015) and money market funds for €2.38bn (+10.2% qoq in Q1 2015).

Equities funds’ assets are up 17% qoq after recording €7.83bn inflows in Q1 2015. At end March, they were amounting to €53.86bn.

Mixed funds, including pensions funds, have boarded €6.07bn net inflows in Q1 2015.

Assets invested in mixed funds have hit €45.92bn at end March 2015, of which pension funds account for €17.4bn (+11.5% qoq in Q1 2015), a record in the history of the Belgian fund industry.

Belgium domiciled funds AUM have reached €122.61bn at end March 2015.



Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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