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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 …
Beginning with jubilant highs, net fund sales soon came to a screeching halt in 2018. What happened - and what lies ahead?
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If one thing is certain about 2018, it's that it won't go down in the history books as a vintage year for Europe's fund industry. It made a splash to begin with – January capped 2017's record sales with the best ever monthly net inflows – but by …
Nowhere to hide
Hammered by outflows and humbled by poor performance, many managers will have been relieved to bid adieu to a year marked by geopolitical tensions, volatile markets and shrinking margins. There was certainly plenty to reflect on during the festive period, though little cause for celebration. Buoyed by crackling …
Sustainability moves centre stage
Sustainability looks to be the key theme for Europe's regulators over the next year. Aside from amending legislation being prepared for Mifid, fund regulations are also being drafted to require the embedding of sustainability considerations into portfolio management, and requiring distributors to incorporate sustainability into suitability assessments.This initiative …
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