Global Fund Insights

Ongoing research commentary on the European, Cross-border, Asian, Latin American, and Australian fund industry, providing in-depth analysis of product Innovation, trends, distribution themes, and success stories.

  • May 08, 2018 2017 Recap and 2018 Outlook for Foreign Managers in Japan

    Against the backdrop of a strong bull market and a positive economic outlook, the global mutual fund industry experienced substantial growth and inflows in 2017. In Asia, however, growth was only moderate due mainly to net redemptions in China throughout the year, while Japan stood out with solid ne... read more »

  • Apr 18, 2018 “Glocal” Retirement: A Global Challenge

    Based on unique international perspectives while using a case study approach, this study explores some of the major current retirement issues and trends in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. In particular, it describes the transformation of the U.S. retirement market from accumulation to decumulation ... read more »

  • Mar 14, 2018 Evolving Opportunities across the Chinese Fund Market

    Over the past decade, China has remained one of the fastest-growing markets in the world, averaging roughly 8% per annum in economic growth. Although various asset managers have long sought to participate in this quickly expanding market, it has remained rather challenging for foreign firms to enter... read more »

  • Dec 13, 2017 The Global Investment Funds Industry in Transition

    Intense competition, product proliferation and commoditization, and the battle for access to distribution have characterized the investment fund management business for the past decade. But disruptive, low-cost products and distribution conduits, a growing interest in liquid alternatives, sweeping r... read more »

  • Jun 05, 2017 The Long-Term Mutual Fund Industry Recovers with Half a Trillion Dollars in Net Flows during 1Q 2017

    After gaining $615 billion in net flows last year, the global mutual fund industry came back strongly in the first quarter of 2017, reaching nearly $0.5 trillion in net new cash into long-term mutual funds and ETFs in Asia, Cross-border, Europe and the U.S. Bond funds still led flow contributions, r... read more »

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