LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) - Anglo-South African financial services firm Old Mutual said first-quarter gross sales rose an above-forecast 18 percent to 7.3 billion pounds ($11.50 billion), but net client cash flows came in below forecast.
Analysts in a company-supplied forecast had expected a 7 billion pound rise in sales for the quarter ending March 31, on a constant currency basis.
Net client cash flows were 500 million pounds, however, against a 1.8 billion pound forecast, the company said in a trading statement on Thursday.
Funds under management rose 10 percent over the quarter to 351 billion pounds, in line with forecasts.
$1 = 0.6350 pounds Reporting by Carolyn Cohn; editing by Simon Jessop