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Editor’s View

While April did see fund flows shift back into positive territory after March's slip into the red, it was only to the tune of a modest €5bn. Europe's funds industry as a whole seems determined not to be buoyed by widespread positive market sentiment and some good growth …

Market Focus

Blink and you miss it

A strong flow picture for long-term mutual funds in April provided welcome relief for international managers following a dip into the red in March. But in truth there wasn't a huge amount going on beneath the surface, with the same trends firmly in place. Bonds were on …

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: March

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