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04 March 2013

EFAMA: ECB policy measures heighten investor confidence, leading to strong demand for UCITS during Q4 2012

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Strong growth over the last decade: total UCITS and non-UCITS assets at end 2012 stood 108 per cent higher than at end 2002 and 45 per cent higher than at end 2008.

Crucial contribution to the European economy: total investment fund assets represented 62 per cent of the European Union’s GDP at end 2012. This confirms the important contribution of investment funds as financial vehicles raising capital from retail and institutional investors, and providing funding to other sectors (monetary financial institutions, non-financial corporations and government agencies).

Peter de Proft, Director General of EFAMA, commented: “2012 was a good year for the European investment fund industry and its clients, thanks to improved financial market conditions, which led to strong demand for UCITS during the year. This increased demand resulted partially from the decisive policy measures taken by the ECB and its commitment to do “whatever it takes” to save the euro. Progress in reducing fiscal imbalances and strengthening the governance of the euro area also supported investor confidence.”

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