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April 13, 2018
Swedish asset managers had more than just Mifid 2 to think about as 2018 dawned – January also saw the implementation of a new rule forcing funds there to report their management of various sustainability aspects. Along with a handful of other countries, Sweden has long been at …
Are investors emerging from their shells? Headline European fund flows are tentatively improving but who is buying what?
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July was a month peppered with contradictions – some good, some bad and some ugly – with investors' heightened risk aversion and eager anticipation of central bank action to lower interest rates just two of the drivers of fund flows.
Snakes and ladders
BlackRock regained its crown in July, nearly doubling last month's sales haul to leave a yawning chasm between nearest competitors PIMCO and AB/Axa. The flow leaderboard was particularly concentrated this month, with only six master groups posting sales in excess of €1bn, compared to ten in June. Large …
Despite gloom about sales and ongoing revenue pressure, July, in keeping with every other month, saw plenty of new launches, with the red thread running through all of them being ESG. Two of the largest launches were environmentally aware money market funds from BlackRock, while 39 of the …
Infographic of the month: July
See our snapshot of this month's activity