And we’re off!

The 2019 data year has begun, and whilst fund flows may have been sluggish in January, there were plenty of new launches, filled with the hopes and dreams of asset managers. Equity funds accounted for more new offerings than any other asset class. Some new mixed asset funds came to market, too, but with demand still negative in that arena, they had better have something good up their sleeves. All in all, there were 172 launches, with many more in the international space than all domestic markets combined. Considered by country of origin, it was French groups that were the busiest bees. There was one asset class where not a single new fund was launched: money market. The category is looking unloved right now; in this edition of Fund Radar, we take a longer-term view of its health.

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