NAV of Croatian Mutual Funds up by 8% YTD

For today, we decided to present you with an updated asset structure analysis of Croatian UCITS funds.

Since asset managers play a significant role in the Croatian capital market, it is particularly interesting to see how they have been performing in 2021. As visible from the graph below, NAV of all funds has witnessed a steady increase for 13th consecutive month, and as of end April stood at HRK 19.67bn (+1.9% MoM). This represents an increase of 8% YTD, but still a decrease of 14.7% compared to the pre-pandemic highs (Feb 2020).

The biggest absolute increase on a YTD basis of AUM was observed in deposits and cash by HRK 557.5m (+13%). Shares follow with an increase by as much as HRK 299m (+17%). On a MoM basis, bonds and shares have observed the highest absolute increases by HRK 76.4m (+0.7%) and HRK 75m (+3.8%), respectively.

Looking at the asset composition of Croatian UCITS funds, shares have noted a slight increase in total AUM by 0.9 p.p. YTD and currently account for 10.1% of the total AUM. This is still below the 10y average of 12%.

We also note that domestic shares account for 27.9% of total equity holdings. Domestic equity has so far in 2021 seen a 12.6% YTD increase, while foreign equities have observed a 19% YTD increase.

Bond holdings continue to be the largest asset class of Croatian UCITS funds accounting for 58.2% of the total AUM. This does represent a decrease by as much as 4.1 p.p. YTD. We note that the shift in structure comes from the increase of other asset classes like shares, investments funds, deposits and cash. Bonds remained relatively flat YTD with its assets amounting to HRK 11.7bn (EUR 1.6bn).

Total Assets of All Croatian UCITS Funds (2015 – April 2021) (HRK bn)

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