Finnish mutual fund net flows hit €254m in April

Net flows to mutual funds domiciled in Finland hit €254m in April, which along with benign market conditions increased assets by some €800m to a new total value of €111.5bn.

Short-term bond funds saw the largest net inflows, €274m, while asset allocation funds attracted €123m and alternative funds €15m.

However, long-term bond funds saw net outflows of €85m, while equity funds also saw outflows, of  €74m, according to Investment Research Finland data.

By market share, Nordea Funds retains top spot with 38.9%,  OP Fund Management Company has 21.3%, and Danske Invest has 10.7%.

The top three sectors by numbers of funds represented include Asset Allocation Global (82), Equity Emerging Markets (55), and Equity Europe (38). The Equity Finland sector claims some 33 funds, representing a market share of 4.9% as measured by assets under management.

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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