Articles tagged: Germany
  • June 2019Opinions & Features

    Germany

    Deka emerged as the best performing group among the large fund providers, thanks to strong sales in the equity department. Three of its products were among the month's bestsellers: DekaLuxTeam-Aktien, Asien, Dax Ucits ETF and Deka DividendenStrategie. Altogether these funds recorded net flows of over €500m.
  • June 2019Opinions & Features

    Germany

    Launch activity increased markedly against the previous month in April, with a total of 17 new funds appearing on the market. Most of the launches came from the departments of white-label specialist Universal Invest and insurance group Signal Iduna, which together accounted for 76% of all new funds, while also taking roughly the same share of new subscriptions (€151m). The …
  • June 2019Opinions & Features

    Germany

    Sustainability has become an increasingly important selling point for investment funds. Recently, Commerzbank started cooperating with MSCI ESG Research to making their portfolios compliant with sustainability criteria. This policy will not just apply to wealth management but to all investment products. The fund manager regards a focus on sustainable-conscious enterprises as a long-term factor of success in a competitive market. …
  • June 2019Market Focus

    Appetite for property drives sales

    The second quarter started with unspectacular, yet solid sales, highlighted by another strong month for property investments. The industry again relied on the persistency of three bestselling categories – real estate mixed assets and equities – to secure a top ranking among European markets. Bonds, however, remained in negative territory, as did the money market sector.Overall net sales flows slowed …
  • May 2019Market Focus

    Property leads funds industry to profitable first quarter

    Fund investors remained in a buying mood, providing the industry with the best sales result for long-only funds so far this year. Substantial monies were taken out of liquidity funds and reinvested, mainly in equities, which posted a stellar month. Flows to mixed assets could not match, however, while another strong month in property sales lifted the classification to the …
  • May 2019Opinions & Features

    Germany

    Fund platform and direct bank Ebase plans to increase the number of ETFs it offers from around 450 at present to 650 in the near future. But this will just be the beginning of the firm’s reaction to increasing demand for ETFs from retail and institutional customers, according to Ebase. Its ultimate target is to stock 1,300 ETFs.
  • May 2019Opinions & Features

    Germany

    In the first quarter, the large groups and usual protagonists dominated the scene, but there were two newcomers with Siemens and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen making it into the top-10 leader board.
  • May 2019Opinions & Features

    Germany

    Launch activity in the first quarter picked up markedly against the previous year with 51 new funds, and it was the first time in a while that significantly more funds appeared on the market than were closed or merged (36 funds). During the first quarter, flows to newly launched funds totalled €1.3bn: a promising start to the year. However, there …