UK investors move £62bn into Luxembourg and Dublin funds on Brexit fears

Latest report from Calastone

Anna Fedorova
Brexit uncertainty drives fund investors out of the UK

Brexit uncertainty drives fund investors out of the UK

UK fund investors have shifted a net £62bn of their investments outside the UK since the 2016 Brexit referendum, according to the latest Fund Flow Index (FFI) from Calastone.

In March 2019 alone they placed some £2.7bn in EU-based funds, almost triple the inflows into UK-regulated funds, as worries over a no-deal Brexit escalated. According to the report, almost all of the total £62bn is now invested in EU-based funds, with Dublin coming out as the biggest winner, taking in some £42bn; almost all of the rest has gone into funds domiciled in Luxembourg.  This figure is a staggering increase from the £2.5bn UK investors placed into offshore funds in the 18 months preceding the referendum. In the last six months, however, UK investors have placed more mone...

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