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BaFin introduced new rules for performance fees in July last year; a few months later this news made waves when the regulator informed the German Investment Fund Association (BVI) and other EU regulators that it will require Ucits registered for distribution in Germany to be compliant with BaFin’s …

Market Focus

Cry me a river

A torrid year for cross-border fund groups took a turn for the worse in December, with bruising outflows of €43bn from long-term traditional mutual funds. Volatility will continue to test the nerves of managers over the coming months, though the first two weeks of 2019 looked reassuringly benign. …

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: December

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