As of the end of the first quarter of 2022, Austrian investment funds managed assets of around € 220.0 billion. The net asset value (NAV) decreased by 4.6 % or € 10.7 billion compared with the preceding quarter, while there was an aggregated inflow of funds (including funds under the Real Estate Investment Fund Act (ImmoInvG) of € 1.4 billion. Broken down by investment strategy as of 31.03.2022, € 102.3 billion was managed in mixed funds, € 58.9 billion in bond funds, € 40.6 billion in equity funds, € 11.2 billion in real estate funds, € 5.8 billion in short-term bond funds, € 0.8 billion in private equity funds as well as € 0.4 billion in other funds. In the long-term the Austrian funds market has posted net inflows of funds, especially in the case of mixed funds, as well as real estate funds and equity funds, while pension funds have witnessed outflows. A total volume of € 73.2 billion are already managed with a reference to sustainability in accordance with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). These are the findings of the FMA’s Report on Asset Management for Q1 2022, which was published today.
As of the reporting date, there were 14 authorised investment fund management companies (KAGs) and 56 alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs), which had established 903 Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) and 1,166 Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs). Categorised by investment strategy they consist of 1,135 mixed funds, 430 bond funds, 345 equity funds, 48 short-term bond funds, 37 private equity funds, 19 real estate funds as well as 55 other funds. Of these 425 funds have an SFDR link. They are managed by 13 authorised investment fund management companies (KAGs) and three real estate fund management companies (ImmoKAGs). The total number of Austrian funds increased by 14 funds compared with the preceding quarter.
As of the end of the first quarter, 7,812 UCITs (+98 compared to the preceding quarter) and 2,185 AIFs (+155 compared to the preceding quarter) from the European Economic Area (EEA) of foreign KAGs and AIFMs had notified about distribution in Austria. Broken down by their country of origin, Luxembourg, Ireland, Germany and France are particularly strongly represented. The complete “FMA Report on Asset Management for the 1st Quarter of 2022” can be downloaded from the FMA Website (in German only) under https://www.fma.gv.at/investmentfonds-und-verwaltungsgesellschaften/quartalsberichte/.
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