European Fund Flows
Investors kick off 2018 with rush to EM funds
European-domiciled emerging market (EM) funds have seen a spectacular turnaround in fortunes at the start of 2018 with inflows up €14.5bn during January to reach a total €11.4bn of assets under management after there were €3bn of outflows in December, according to Morningstar data on global categories.
China A-shares pick of the litter for European investors
In the year of the dog shares of companies based on the Chinese mainland are set to emerge as leaders of the pack for investors in China as the world’s second largest economy enters the MSCI Emerging Markets Index in May. But European investors have already begun to move.
Luxembourg fund industry grows 11.18% in 2017
Luxembourg’s popularity as an international fund management centre helped boost assets under management (AUM) in the tiny Duchy by 11.18% in 2017 to reach €4.16trn, according to the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI).
Danish selectors’ outlook on equities darkens
While Danish fund selectors are renowned for being some of the most optimistic in Europe in responding to Expert Investor’s research, their latest sentiment on equities are systematically less positive compared with the European average.
Japanese equity appeal rises 10% among fund selectors
Japanese equities had the largest positive shift in net sentiment across pan-European fund selectors during the last quarter, according to Expert Investor research.
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Active equity fund flows spike in 2017 after negative 2016
European active equity funds saw a turnaround in net flows during 2017, enjoying a rise of €135.8bn in net new money to €62.7bn, after suffering an outflow of €73.1bn in 2016, according to Morningstar data.
Nordic fund selectors look to Asia, GEM over European equities
Demand for European equities is the lowest from Nordic fund selectors as they turn their interest towards Asia and emerging markets, according to Expert Investor.
Mifid II to boost Europe’s passive funds over active funds
Europe’s passive funds will be given a boost in 2018 at the expense of active funds thanks to Mifid II’s drive for transparency on costs, according to research firm Cerulli Associates.
European investors look to golden strategy in ETPs
The consistent inflows added to EMEA-listed gold exchange traded products (ETPs) throughout the year suggest that the asset class plays a more strategic role in portfolios for Europeans than for US investors, according to a report.