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Editor’s View

Finally, the 'B' word... the seemingly endless Brexit debacle rolls painfully on and continues to dampen both the pace of fund demand and positive sentiment generally.

Market Focus

The sun shines on

January’s fair market weather continued into February. Among major world indices, the SMI saw some of the strongest returns, with year-to-date gains of over 11%. Total net inflows for the month neared €3bn, slightly outpacing January’s figures. In line with Europe’s general trend, bonds bagged all the glory, …

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: February

See our snapshot of this month's activity