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Investors pour into multi-asset funds

European investors are channelling large amounts of money into multi-asset funds, according to Lipper.


The strong inflows match records from national fund management associations across the continent. Of the countries who gather monthly inflow data, only Switzerland posted net outflows of CHF225m over November. The largest net inflows were recorded in Italy (+€2.8bn), Spain (+€1.7bn) and Sweden (+SEK 8.1bn (€861m)). Germany registered sizeable inflows into multi-asset funds over the course of the year too: a net €21bn in the whole of 2014 (monthly data are not available).

The multi-asset boom has most likely continued in December, says Lipper. It estimates net inflows for the month at €6.7bn.