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Spezialfonds gain €33bn inflow, BVI says

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GERMANY – Investor inflows to German institutional funds (Spezialfonds) totalled €33bn in the year to September 30, bringing the total volume of these funds to €613bn, according to German fund industry association BVI.

In a new set of statistics on Spezialfonds, the BVI also said another €157bn in institutional assets were managed in an advisory capacity. As a result, the total volume of institutional assets invested in Germany was €770bn as of the end of September, the association said.

Regarding management of German institutional assets that are not real estate related, the BVI statistics put Allianz Global Investors in the top spot with a 14.1% share of the market.

AGI was closely followed in this category by Deutsche Asset Management which had a 12.4% share. AMB Generali, the asset manager for the German-Italian insurance giant, took third place (9.3%), followed by Deka (8.7%) and Union Investment (7.2%).

Regarding pure administration of institutional assets, the statistics showed that again, AGI was the top provider with a 13% share. AGI was trailed by DeAM (9.8%), AMB Generali (8.5%) and Universal-Investment (7%).

Finally, in terms of overall non real-estate assets, including those from private investors, the BVI statistics put DeAM/DWS in the lead position with a 15.2% share of the market. It was just a nose ahead of AGI, which had a 14.1% share.

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