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Editor’s view

Another month, another recent record inflow. Business in 2017 continues to defy gravity, though scratch the surface and many moves look focused on diversification and hedging, or represent more sophisticated plays – all helping to explain how fund flows have remained so buoyant during a period of mixed …

Market Focus

Equity flows take UK sales to record high

There was good news for UK fund managers as the second quarter got off to a cracking start with record monthly sales, according to Broadridge estimates. UK retail investors proved particularly enthusiastic, thanks in part to the beginning of the new ISA season. Institutional investors were also in …

Distributor commentary
“I think that the low-interest-rate environment will have an effect in this regard, in that it should lead to the launch of products that suit the requirements a of such a scenario. Other factors that could come into play would be the carrying out of structural reforms in countries - Greece, for example - where such measures have yet to be effected, and the removal of political risk as a threat to market stability over the next few years. ”
Drivers of change: Spain, Funds of funds management

Net sales history of active long-term funds (€m)

Infographic of the month: April

See our snapshot of this month's activity