German fund industry starts 2015 with record inflows

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2015 has kicked off successfully for the German fund industry, which recorded record inflows of €27.5bn throughout January, according to the latest data presented by German Investment Fund Association BVI.

More than half of new inflows, €16.6bn, went into Spezialfonds, while mutual funds saw €8.9bn in new inflows.

Within the mutual fund segment, multi-asset funds continue to grow in popularity, reporting €4.9bn in new inflows. Over a five year period, total assets in multi-asset funds increased from €100bn to €185 increasing their market share in Germany from 15 to 22% of all mutual funds.

With total assets of €300bn, equity funds continue to hold most of the market share among mutual funds, amounting to 36% of the total market. Throughout January, they reported €2.4bn worth of inflows, particularly through investors buying EuroStoxx or Dax ETFs.

Despite the challenges in the fixed income sector, bond funds booked €1.3bn worth of new inflows.

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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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