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Statistical Press Release - Investment funds - March 2019

Today, Banco de Portugal publishes statistics, in Table A.23 of the Statistical Bulletin and in BPstat, on the activity of investment funds for the quarter ending in March 2019

At the end of March the outstanding amount of investment fund shares/units (net value) was €26.0 billion, i.e. €0.7 billion more than at the end of 2018 (Chart 1).

Activity growth was mainly seen in investment in equity, reflecting an increase of €0.4 billion in investment in fund shares/units, and of €0.2 billion in shares and other equity.

Households remained the main investor sector in investment funds, holding approximately 44%  of the total outstanding amount of fund shares/units, having increased by €0.6 billion in the first quarter of 2019 (Chart 2).

Next update: 16 Aug. 2019