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An act of futility in the funds industry

Utilities in the funds industry would remove frictions and complexity. Nicholas Pratt hears why the funds industry has a terrible track record at collaborating...

UK funds suffer outflows across all asset classes

February saw outflows across the board for UK active funds, according to Morningstar data. The data provider’s UK Fund Flows report for February 2024 showed...

Digital transformation gap is widening says study

A digital maturity gap is emerging between so-called ‘leaders’ and ‘non-leaders’, according to a study undertaken by fintech Broadridge. The 2024 Digital Transformation and Next-Gen...

ESG regulation unfairly burdening smaller firms – BVI

Smaller fund providers are being disproportionately burdened by the regulation of sustainable funds, according to the German funds association. The regulations are also driving demand...

Fund managers look overseas for capital raising

The majority of fund managers are targeting overseas markets in their fundraising efforts, according to a new study. Research conducted by funds services provider Carne...

Multi-asset funds fall from favour

2023 saw the first net outflows for multi-assets funds since 2008 according to data on European fund flows. In total, multi-asset UCITS funds saw net...

European managers put off ETF market by cost of entry

The high cost of setting up an ETF business may be holding back the European ETF market suggests recently published research. A study conducted by...

Axa IM names head of global rates

French asset manager Axa Investment Managers (Axa IM) has appointed Jérôme Broustra as head of global rates. The appointment is a promotion for Broustra who...

Study predicts boom in life settlement funds

Institutional investor interest in life settlement funds is set to rise over the next five years, according to the findings of recently published research. A...

EU fixed income funds see net inflows in January

European investors began 2024 by allocating to equity and bond funds, according to data on asset flows from Morningstar. The data provider’s figures for January...

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