Swedish net inflows high through January

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Net inflows to funds through January hit SEK14.6bn, helping total AUM of funds through the SEK3trn (€318bn) level for the first time, according to data published by the Swedish Investment Fund Association.

Total assets increased SEK135bn (€14.3bn) to hit SEK3.136bn by the end of the month.

Net inflows were dominated by balanced and equity funds, with smaller net inflows to bond and hedge funds. Money market funds saw net outflows of SEK2.1bn (€222m) through the month.

Pia Nilsson, CEO of the Association, said: “Net deposits in investment funds in January were primarily invested in balanced funds and certain types of equity funds, which were types of funds that were also popular in 2014. As for balanced funds, we interpret the inflows as a great interest in risk diversification. The types of equity funds that remained popular in January were Global, North America, India and sector funds. Global and North America funds have benefited from a stronger dollar. India funds had a very high return last year, as were the case for certain sector funds such as biotechnology and pharmaceutical 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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