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Editor’s View

It's getting difficult to come up with new ways of describing the flood of money into Europe's fund industry, especially when the tide keeps getting higher, as in January. But the new-business pipeline is likely to have sprung a leak in February, following a bout of sharp market …

Market Focus

Forget the election, focus on inflation

Italian investors began the year in a surprisingly calm mood. Net flows into local long-term funds were relatively slight at just over €1bn with support for mixed asset funds being generally dragged down by a sizeable redemption from the traditionally popular fixed income arena. Inflationary winds blowing 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: January

See our snapshot of this month's activity