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Editor’s View – June

Our biannual review of the drivers of industry change shows fund buyers continue to see pricing pressure as the primary change driver.

Market Focus

Appearances are deceptive

The domestic arena rounded off a moderately positive first half-year at headline level, with the pace of overall net inflows increasing slightly in June. However, this month’s increased net inflow cannot be taken at face value. In reality, it was essentially an inhouse rotation as domestic big gun …

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: June

See our snapshot of this month's activity