Statistical Press Release – Investment funds - September 2019
In the third quarter of 2019 the outstanding amount of investment fund shares/units (net value) was €26.8 billion, i.e. €1.5 billion more than at the end of 2018 (Chart 1).
In the third quarter of 2019, activity growth was mainly seen in debt securities (€0.3 billion) and in shares, other equity and investment fund shares/units (€0.2 billion). These investments were mostly in securities issued by non-residents. The positive developments in the other instruments were mostly offset by the sale of real estate worth €0.3 billion.
Households continued to be the main investor sector in investment funds, holding approximately 46% of the total outstanding amount of investment fund shares/units, a €1.3 billion increase from December 2018 (Chart 2).
Next update: 13 Feb. 2019