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April 13, 2018

Can you afford not to care?

Swedish asset managers had more than just Mifid 2 to think about as 2018 dawned – January also saw the implementation of a new rule forcing funds there to report their management of various sustainability aspects. Along with a handful of other countries, Sweden has long been at …

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Analysis of European fund-sales trends so far in 2018
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  • Editor’s View

    A month of deeper outflows in September underscored 2018's tough conditions for net fund sales. October looks set to have given sentiment another shake, and we have revised down the full-year sales forecast accordingly. Nevertheless, rotational activity is very much alive and well (see European trends) – opportunities …

  • Launches ride to the rescue

    2018 is shaping up to be pretty flat for net new business, but without the new crop of fund launches, sales would be verging on neutral. Total net flows stand at €113bn after three quarters but launches alone have raised €97bn of this, leaving just €16bn of pickings …

  • Rolling with the punches

    After a three-month absence BlackRock crashed back into the top-10 sales leaderboard in September, securing pole position in year-to-date asset flows – but only by a smidgeon. UBS knocked Natixis from second spot with a year-to-date sales tally of €12.6bn, just €1.1bn short of BlackRock’s haul. The gap …


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