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.

  • Nov 12, 2018 The Global Funds Industry: A Growth Story

    Given that global investment fund assets approached the US$40 trillion mark in late 2018, one would expect to fi nd nearly everyone involved in the business— and especially fund manufacturers—celebrating the milestone with enthusiasm. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth.

  • Oct 16, 2018 First Half 2018 Results in Local Asia: A Solid $144 Billion in Long-term Fund Net Flows, Evenly Split between Active and Passive

    During the first half of 2018, long-term mutual funds and ETFs in Asia attracted a solid $144 billion in net flows, a sum which was evenly split between active and passive funds. The 1H'18 result almost doubled the net amounts achieved during the same period in both 2017 and 2016. Japan and China le...

  • Aug 22, 2018 How Fintech Is Disrupting Fund Distribution, and the Rise of "Superplatforms" in China

    This report examines the state of robo advisory globally, with a focus on Asia and the rise of super-platforms in China, which is emerging as a global leader of fintech innovations that are driving the transformation of the financial industry.

  • Jun 19, 2018 1Q 2018 - Asia, Local Europe and Cross-Border

    Long-term funds launched across Asia, Europe and cross-border markets during 1Q 2018 gathered over $100 billion in net new flows, representing the highest new fund net sales since 2Q 2015. With nearly $60 billion spread across 920 new products, Asia continued to be the global fund industry leader. N...

  • Jun 05, 2018 Regional Insights: Asia Cross-Border - 2H 2017

    The “Asia Cross-Border" report focuses on three major Asian markets, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, where the fund industry is dominated by cross-border funds that can be sold directly to retail investors. This report combines assets and net flows of both local and cross-border funds; provides a h...

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