Swiss fund market increased by CHF 11bn over January
Written by Natalie Tuck
The Swiss fund market increased by CHF 11bn, equivalent to 1 per cent, over January to CHF 1,103.0bn, remaining well over the CHF 1trn mark.
Data compiled by Swiss Fund Data AG and Morningstar found also found that net inflows during the month totalled CHF 12.2bn. Equity funds (CHF 5.7bn) led the way, followed by bond funds (CHF 4.0bn) and asset allocation funds (CHF 1.8bn). Minimal outflows were recorded in only one category (others: CHF -1.7m).
There were no changes in the ranking of the most popular asset classes: equity funds 43.23 per cent, bond funds 30.74 per cent, asset allocation funds 11.93 per cent, and money market funds 6.90 per cent.
The volume of assets entrusted by investors in Switzerland to the fund industry came to CHF 1,103.0bn in January 2018, compared to December 2017 results of CHF 1,092.0bn.
“The positive trend on the markets in January helped the Swiss fund market to continue on its growth path. Net inflows once again rose sharply month-on-month. Investors appear to have become somewhat more risk-friendly again quite some time ago, and this is reflected in the fact that equity funds recorded the biggest inflows. However, bond funds were also in demand,” Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association (SFAMA) managing director Markus Fuchs said.