Investment Funds Statistics (IFS-Base)

The IFS-Base is the core module of the Deutsche Bundesbank’s Investment Funds Statistics (IFS). Since September 2009 the IFS allows for a detailed overview of the assets and liabilities of German open-end investment funds on a fund-by-fund level.

German investment management and externally managed investment companies report monthly micro data on the assets under management for around 6.300 investment funds.

Among other things, reportings consist of every security held by the respective investment fund on a security-by-security basis. In addition, information on these securities are provided (e.g. ISIN, sector and country of the issuer etc.).

With the amendment of the reporting requirements in 2014, more granular data on real estate assets held by investment funds is available in the IFS-Base. For example, it became possible to distinguish real estate assets by usage type.

In contrast to the IFS, the research dataset IFS-Base contains no closed-end investment funds. In order to be able to provide access to the data reporting agents have been anonymised.

For more information on the IFS-Base we recommend to take a look at the data report provided below.