German fund industry attracts €7bn inflows in April

Inflows into German funds have almost doubled in April, attracting €7bn, compared to 4€bn the previous month, according to the latest data provided by German Investment Funds Asssociation BVI.

Inflows were mainly driven by Spezialfonds, which attracted €5.1bn compared to €1bn for mutual funds and €1bn for independent mandates.

Among mutual funds, multi-asset appeared to regain popularity, attracting €1.5bn, followed by open ended real estate (€0.5bn) and money market funds (€ while equity (-€0.2bn)and bond funds (-€0.5bn) attracted net outflows.

Nevertheless, equity funds remain the most popular asset class in total terms, currently holding €301bn, of which 26% in ETFs.

Mona Dohle
Mona Dohle speaks German and Dutch, she is DACH & Benelux Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist in Egypt and Palestine. She started her career as a journalist working for a local German newspaper. Mona graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and has completed the CISI Certificate in International Wealth and Investment Management.

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