Net sales of NOK1.1bn in Norway through September

Net sales of securities funds hit NOK1.1bn through September, taking total assets represented by the Norwegian fund industry to NOK885bn (€96bn) – this excludes the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund, which is NOK6.9trn (€750bn) in size.

Data from VFF, the Norwegian Fund and Asset Management Association, suggests Norwegian retail investors put a net NOK53.5bn into equity and balance funds through the mongh, but sold bond and other funds, resulting in an overall net withdrawal of some NOK400m.

Institutional investors put some NOK1.9bn into funds on a net basis, with NOK680bn going into equity funds, and NOK1.89bn into bond funds. However, they withdrew NOK744m from balanced funds on a net basis.

Foreign investors continued to sell out of Norwegian funds, VFF said, with a net NOk2.1bn withdrawn, consisting of some NOK1.55bn from equity funds and NOK607m from fixed income funds.


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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