Number of mutual funds in the United States from 1997 to 2017

Number of mutual funds in the U.S. 1997-2017 The statistic presents the number of mutual funds in the United States from 1997 to 2017. Mutual funds are a form of collective investment. The investors’ money is pooled together and invested in selected financial instruments, according to the strategy defined in the fund prospectus. There are different types of mutual funds available to investors, corresponding to the return expectation and risk level that they are ready to take. There were 9,356 mutual funds in the United States in 2017.
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Number of mutual funds
19976,778
19987,489
19998,003
20008,370
20018,518
20028,511
20038,426
20048,417
20058,449
20068,721
20078,745
20088,879
20098,611
20108,535
20118,673
20128,744
20138,972
20149,258
20159,517
20169,507
20179,356
Number of mutual funds
19976,778
19987,489
19998,003
20008,370
20018,518
20028,511
20038,426
20048,417
20058,449
20068,721
20078,745
20088,879
20098,611
20108,535
20118,673
20128,744
20138,972
20149,258
20159,517
20169,507
20179,356
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The statistic presents the number of mutual funds in the United States from 1997 to 2017. Mutual funds are a form of collective investment. The investors’ money is pooled together and invested in selected financial instruments, according to the strategy defined in the fund prospectus. There are different types of mutual funds available to investors, corresponding to the return expectation and risk level that they are ready to take. There were 9,356 mutual funds in the United States in 2017.
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Release date
May 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1997 to 2017
Supplementary notes
Data include mutual funds that invest primarily in other mutual funds.
Mutual funds reporting to the Investment Company Institute.

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