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Second Quarter 2010 Investment Statistics

8th September 2010
 
FUNDS UNDER MANAGEMENT GROW
STATISTICS FOR NON-FUND INVESTMENT SECTOR RELEASED
 

Investment Funds
 

The net asset value of total funds under management and administration grew by £26.8 billion (13.6%) over the quarter ended 30 June 2010 to £224.2 billion.  For the year since 30 June 2009, total net asset values increased by £54.6 billion (32.2%).
 
Within these totals, Guernsey domiciled open-ended funds decreased by £2.8 million (5.1%) over the quarter to reach £53.3 billion.  This represents an increase of £2.7 billion (5.3%) over the year since 30 June 2009.  The closed-ended sector saw growth over the quarter, with an increase of £1.7 billion (1.9%) to reach £94 billion.  This represents an increase of £20.1 billion (27.2%) over the year since 30 June 2009. Non-Guernsey schemes, for which some aspect of management, administration or custody is carried out in the Bailiwick, increased by 27.9 billion (57.1%) over the quarter to £76.9 billion.  Since 30 June 2009 the net asset value of this sector has increased by £31.9 billion (70.9%).  The significant increase in the value of these funds results from the large number of non-Guernsey schemes that entered into service level agreements with local licensees during the second quarter of 2010.
 
The gross asset value of Guernsey open-ended funds as at 30 June 2010 was £60.5 billion, implying an average gearing level of 13.6%.  The gross asset value represents an decrease of some £3.3 billion since 31 March 2010. In the closed-ended sector, as would be expected, the gearing level remains higher, with gross asset values of £112.4 billion (March 2010: £111.2 billion) implying a gearing level of 19.6%.  The gearing implicit in non-Guernsey open-ended collective investment schemes is approximately 2.5%, based on gross asset values of £78.8 billion (March 2010: £51.2 billion). 
 
The detailed statistics are available here
 

Asset Management and Stockbroking
 

During 2009 the Commission and the investment sector consulted on the introduction of statistical returns for the non-fund sector and this is the fourth quarter for which the results are available.
 
Returns were provided by 90 firms (March 2010: 85) confirming:
 
Gross Assets under Management: £65.8 billion  (March 2010: £50.9 billion)
Turnover of Stockbroking Activities: £360.9 million  (March 2010: £287.4 million)
Number of Accounts:   10,757   (March 2010: 10,495)
 
 

Explanatory notes for Asset Management and Stockbroking Statistical Information

 

Gross Assets under Management means the gross assets of all managed accounts held by the licensee.  This will include both discretionary and non-discretionary managed accounts but excludes execution only type business.
 
Turnover of Stockbroking Activities means the value of stockbroking activities undertaken by the licensee during the quarter and includes the total consideration, including commission, relating to these activities.
 
Number of accounts includes the number of clients with which the licensee has an agreement to provide investment business services within the scope of the licence issued under the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987.  This covers, but is not limited to, discretionary and non-discretionary accounts, advisory accounts, stockbroking accounts and portfolio management accounts.
 
Enquiries to: Peter Moffatt, Director of Investment Business
 
Tel: (01481) 712706 Fax: (01481) 712010
International Dialling Code: +44 1481
 
September 2010