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Feb 18, 2018

Monday Morning Memo: Review of the European ETF Market, January 2018

  The promoters of ETFs enjoyed for January the highest monthly net inflows ever. The assets under management in the European ETF industry (€652.9 bn) increased for January, up from
Feb 05, 2018

The Month in Closed-End Funds: January 2018

For January the median discount of all CEFs widened 174 bps to 7.58%—wider than the 12-month moving average median discount (5.61%).
Jan 28, 2018

Monday Morning Memo: European Investors Show for 2017 an Increased Appetite for Risk

European Fund Industry Review, 2017 Looking at the headline figures, the year 2017 could be considered a good year for the European fund industry, since the assets under management (+€10.4
Jan 21, 2018

Monday Morning Memo: Mixed-Asset Funds Are Back on European Investors’ Menus in December 2017

December was the twelfth consecutive month showing a positive picture for long-term mutual funds. European fund promoters enjoyed net inflows into mixed-asset funds (+€8.7 bn), followed by bond funds (+€7.6
Jan 18, 2018

Thomson Reuters Lipper U.S. Mutual Funds & ETPs Q4 2017 Snapshot

Global GDP growth, strong corporate earnings, and a synchronized recovery further propped up international markets in Q4, keeping world equity issues at the top of the performance charts; the developed international markets funds macro-group witnessed the largest absolute increase (+$102.4 billion) in TNA for Q4, rising 4.64% to $2.3 trillion.
Jan 16, 2018

Equity ETFs Extend Winning Streak to 19 Months, While Equity Mutual Funds Suffer a Tenth Month of Net Redemptions

Despite strengthening commodities prices during the month, the Sector Equity Funds macro-classification continued to lose favor among investors.
Jan 14, 2018

Monday Morning Memo: Review of the European ETF Market in 2017

The European ETF industry enjoyed further increasing popularity with all kinds of investors in 2017. This popularity was seen also in the development of the assets under management; assets held
Jan 04, 2018

Fourth Quarter 2017 FundMarket Insight Report: Fixed Income Funds Close Out a Strong Year on a Solid Note

Fourth Quarter Highlights World Income Funds (+0.69%) outperformed all other Thomson Reuters Lipper macro-classifications, led by the Emerging Markets Hard Currency Debt Funds classification (+0.74%). The General Domestic Taxable Fixed
Jan 03, 2018

The Month in Closed-End Funds: December 2017

The act appeared to have an immediate and positive impact on some energy MLP CEFs structured as C-corporations, lowering the partnerships’ deferred tax liability contingency, which prior to the tax reform was being withheld at a 35% rate and now would be withheld at only a 21% rate. That gave those funds an immediate boost to their returns (see the last two excerpts in the Corporate Actions section of this paper).
Jan 02, 2018

Equity Funds Post for Q4 2017 a Ninth Consecutive Quarter of Plus-Side Returns

For 2017 World Equity Funds (+28.53%) posted the strongest return of the equity macro-classifications, with India Region Funds and China Region Funds posting the strongest classification returns of the year, returning 44.04% and 43.89%, respectively.

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