Craving for ETFs boosts European appetite for equity funds
European investors increased their risk appetite in 2017, recording high inflows into pure equity funds compared to outflows in the previous year, helped by a big rush into passive equity funds, according to a Thomson Reuters Lipper report.
Emerging market bond inflows – just starting or topping off?
Has the run into emerging market bonds only just started, or have flows already reached saturation point? And what does that mean for the outlook for the asset class?
Closed architecture gains ground again – Cerulli
Independent asset managers were the dominant players in Europe in the years following the financial crisis, capturing 90% of all inflows. However, this trend has reversed since 2014. In the past two years, asset managers owned by banks and insurance companies have recaptured market share, according to research by Cerulli, the asset management consultancy.