Articles tagged: Editor's view
  • September 2019Opinions & Features

    Editor’s View

    July was a month peppered with contradictions – some good, some bad and some ugly – with investors' heightened risk aversion and eager anticipation of central bank action to lower interest rates just two of the drivers of fund flows.
  • August 2019Opinions & Features

    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.
  • July 2019Opinions & Features

    Editor’s View

    There was little change in the direction of travel for May's fund flows, as long-term net sales slipped back into the red (-€6.4bn). Cross-border was the main culprit, recording a hefty €11.3bn of outflow.
  • June 2019Opinions & Features

    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 figures – although Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, did pick up on …
  • May 2019Opinions & Features

    Editor’s View

    If the first quarter of the year proves, as is often the case, to be an indicator of what the rest of the year has in store for us, we could be in for an interesting ride!
  • April 2019Opinions & Features

    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.
  • March 2019Opinions & Features

    Editor’s view

    Some investors were brave enough to stick their heads above the parapet in January, but most remained ensconced. A sharp rebound in stock markets encouraged as much profit-taking as new purchases in the equity sphere, but new demand for fixed income was apparent as signs of softening monetary policy emerged.
  • February 2019Opinions & Features

    Editor’s View

    If one thing is certain about 2018, it's that it won't go down in the history books as a vintage year for Europe's fund industry. It made a splash to begin with – January capped 2017's record sales with the best ever monthly net inflows – but by the summer redemptions had set in, and the final four months saw …