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Professionalism in Austria’s investment industry has increased over the past five years according to a report published in September 2017 by Austria’s Financial Market Authority (FMA). This has coincided with a decline in the number of firms. Since 2013, the number of such companies has decreased from 167 …

Market Focus

Low interest rates keep sales coming

Net sales bounced back in 2017 following a slowdown in 2016. Negligible interest rates continued to encourage plenty of new money into funds. The Swedish fund market boomed in H1, before slowing and seeing outflows in Q4. Escalating outflows were staunched, however, by the annual injection of Premium …

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)

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