Articles tagged: Product development
  • June 2019Opinions & Features

    Austria

    So far, it has been a quiet year for fund development in Austria. Just one new fund was launched in April (as was the case in March), according to Broadridge records. The fund in question, Raiffeisen-PAXetBONUM-Aktien appears to be the first of a family of funds which is being launched by Raiffeisen for ethically minded investors. It is a global …
  • June 2019Opinions & Features

    France

    Product development remained under par in April with assets of just €131m linked to newly launched funds, despite the number of funds doubling to 22. Amundi had nine new funds, of which seven were ETFs that were eligible for PEA (Plan d'épargne en actions ) inclusion, covering seven major markets ranging from Europe through to the US. This is an …
  • 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

    Italy

    In April, 14 new funds – all targeting retail channels – were launched. They generated net flows of €648m. Azimut and Amundi were the most active groups, launching three and four funds respectively, but while Azimut collected €214m in net flows, the French house launched its products at the end of the month, too late to record any inflows. These …
  • June 2019Opinions & Features

    Spain

    After a relatively low-key first quarter on the product-launch front (which produced 27 new funds in all, as against 40 in the same period last year) domestic groups were more active in April, introducing 13 new offerings. To an extent, the increased size of the latest crop was a case of ‘more of the same’, rather than an attempt to …
  • June 2019Opinions & Features

    Sweden

    Some new offerings emerged in Sweden in March and April. Broadridge records six new launches in the past three months that attracted net sales of €222m. A couple of funds from SEB stand out: the bank’s two new sustainable bond funds were up by €182m at the end of April, while its new Nordic FRN-fund, launched in April, attracted the …
  • June 2019Opinions & Features

    Switzerland

    Just four new products appeared in the Broadridge data for April, following a 2019 trend of muted product development activity. Credit Suisse has launched only three funds over the year to date, but with its April launch of Kolumban I, a Swiss bond fund, getting off to roaring start with initial sales of €760m, two out of the three have …
  • June 2019Opinions & Features

    UK

    The number of funds available to UK investors, already well over 3,000, continues to expand. There were a further 14 new launches in April (plus two mergers of existing funds into ‘new’ funds). Most were from managers making multiple launches, starting with Time Investments, which has converted two of its existing property funds into Property Authorised Investment Funds (PAIFs). Both …