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The Austrian consumer research institute, the ÖGVS (Gesellschaft für Verbraucherstudien), recently published a survey of online brokers which offer access to different types of stock-market investments, as well as funds, ETFs and certificates. Nine online brokers were included in the test to find out which offered the best …

Market Focus

Down, but not out

UK fund sales this year were never going to match 2017’s record inflows, when sales were boosted by special factors and pent-up demand. So while new business of €2.6bn in the first half of 2018 looks anaemic in comparison, it was still relatively healthy bearing in mind the …

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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