Asset managers are having a hard time convincing decision-makers at pension schemes to place their mutual funds on their buying lists.
Equity fund launches strongly on the rise
Last years buoyant equity markets have resulted in a spike of equity fund launches in Europe in the first quarter of 2014.
Asset managers are from Mars
Asset managers know what fund selectors care about when selecting funds, but they overestimate the importance of some of their funds’ features to fund buyers.
Fund-of-Fund net inflows break post-crisis records
Net new flows into Funds-of-Funds (FoFs) exceeded 40bn in 2013, the biggest inflow in recent years.
good times are behind property funds cerulli
European real estate funds are unlikely to regain their former popularity with investors, according to Cerulli Associates
managers must nurture to retain assets
Cerulli Associates is calling on fund groups in Europe and Asia to improve their asset retention rates
cerulli forecasts smart beta surge
European exchange traded fund providers are bullish on the demand outlook for “smart beta”, and are likely to increase the pace of product launches in this area, according to Cerulli Associates
industry consolidation swells trillion dollar club
Two investment firms joined the band of companies with assets under management of more than $1trn during 2012, according to the 12th annual Global Markets report from Cerulli Associates
rethink needed on flabby european high yield
Investors should re-orientate their strategies in the fast-growing European high yield market, according to research house Cerulli
cerulli fund groups fail to convey philosophy
European fund selectors prioritise investment philosophy, yet asset managers generally fail to communicate their approach to such investors in a satisfactory manner, a study reveals