2018 sees fund inflows fall by a third, with December the worst month since October 2016

07 Jan 2019

In December, high volatility in global markets kept investors away and Q4 2018 was the weakest quarter since 2016, with 2018 inflows falling by a third year-on-year.

Some of the key highlights from this month’s FFI:

  • The FFI fell to 50.1 in December, the lowest since October 2016
  • Q4 2018 was the weakest quarter since 2016, and 2018 inflows fell by a third year-on-year
  • Inflows for December 2018 saw a decline of 99% compared with December 2016 and 2017, when markets were more stable
  • In December, all major asset classes except mixed asset saw fund outflows; property was especially weak
  • Equity inflows were balanced by outflows, but there were big differences between equity fund categories
  • December trading volumes were relatively low, even after accounting for seasonality

To read further insights from the FFI, please click through this link

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