Equity fund flows remained high in Sweden through September

Swedish investor appetite for equity investing remained strong through September, according to net flow figures published by the Swedish Investment Fund Association (Fondbolagens förening).

Net inflows across all categories hit SEK1.9bn, but for equity funds the net inflow was SEK7.7bn (€797m) through the month.

Balanced funds saw inflows of SEK2.3bn, but money market (SEK-4.5bn), bond (SEK-1.6bn) and hedge funds (SEK-2.1bn) all saw net outflows.

Total fund assets increased by SEK17bn to end the month at SEK3.412trn (€353.3bn).

The Association described the flows ijnto equity funds through the month as “remarkable”. A third of the net inflows went to Sweden equity funds – during a month when the Swedish stock market rose some 2%.

Index funds accounted for about a third of the total net inflow to equity funds through the month.

Fund assets

Source: Fondbolagens förening

Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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