‘Equity and commodities hardest hit, while alternatives and fixed income were comparatively stable’
Open-ended retail fund inflows led by a large margin
Net assets hit a fresh peak but even this minor victory was tempered
Cash allocations expected to drop as investors look to deploy capital
Strategy consists of screen and engagement on diversity and inclusion
Rules are bigger challenge for Ucits and MMFs than alternatives says specialist data firm NeoXam
Despite meagre returns, October saw the highest monthly flows into money market funds in over a decade at €52.5bn
Investor demand for equity funds sees Ucits sales hit at an all-time high in January.
US dollar denominated money market funds topped the charts in terms of inflows for January this year, while UK sterling funds saw the biggest outflows from this sector, according to the latest Thomson Reuters Lipper data.
The European Union Money Market Funds regulation (MMF) along with new Basel III regulations will push more investors to increase their use of the short term debt instruments, according to State Street.