Global Insights

Ongoing research commentary on the European, Cross-border, Asian, Latin American, and Australian fund industry, providing in-depth analysis of product Innovation, trends, distribution themes, and success stories.

  • Feb 10, 2017 4Q 2016 - Asia, Local Europe, and Cross-Border

    During 4Q’16, over 1,400 long-term funds were launched across Asia, Europe and Cross-Border markets, gathering $85.7 billion in net flows, 15% higher than that of previous quarter. This increase was mainly driven by product development in Asia, where more than $60 billion were deposited into 874 new...

  • Dec 05, 2016 Bond Funds Dominated 3Q’16 Net Flows, but This Could Change after U.S. Election; Record High ETF Assets, and Robo-Advisors

    The third quarter of 2016 was generally positive for the global mutual fund industry. Equity, bond, mixed and other long-term mutual funds attracted $311 billion in net flows during 3Q’16, the largest amount since 2Q’15. The year-to-date through September net flow contributions reached $513 billion ...

  • Nov 18, 2016 New Funds in Global Markets: Q3 2016

    Nearly $74 billion was deposited into 1,377 newly launched funds across Asia, Europe, and Cross-Border markets during Q3’16. Product development was overwhelmingly concentrated in Asia where 890 new funds attracted $53 billion in net new cash. Newly launched funds in local Europe attracted $11.1 bil...

  • Aug 31, 2016 Multi-Asset Begin to Shift to Absolute Return, Increasing Demand on ESG

    After a volatile first quarter of 2016, many investors were caught by surprise in 2Q as U.K. voters decided in June to leave the European Union in a referendum dubbed “Brexit”. Amid the various economic and political uncertainties in 2016 and beyond, long-term mutual fund flows globally slowed down ...

  • Aug 09, 2016 New Funds in Global Markets: Q2 2016

    More than 1,200 long-term new funds were launched in Asia, Europe, and Cross-Border markets during Q2’16, gathering $77.4 billion in net flows, a rebound compared to the previous quarter, also slightly higher than the Q4’15 result. Asia continued to dominate new product development, accounting for ...

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