Detlef Glow is Head of EMEA Research at Lipper, a Thomson Reuters flagship brand. In this position he is responsible for the Lipper research reports on the European ETF industry and special research reports on newsworthy market topics. Besides these tasks, he is acting as spokesperson for Lipper on TV and in print media, as well at conferences and expert panels. Detlef joined Lipper in mid 2005 from Feri Wealth Management, where he was Director of Portfolio Management, managing segregated accounts for high net worth individuals (HNWI). Prior to this he spent nine years with Tecis Holding AG, most recently as Head of Fund Research for Tecis Asset Management AG. In this role he was responsible for the quantitative and qualitative fund research for the Tecis fund of funds, the HNWI accounts and the recommendation list of funds for the financial adviser arm of Tecis. Detlef has an MBA focusing on Financial Services from the University of Wales/Cardiff, as well as a BA in Business Administration.

Europe Leads the Way to Common ESG Standards

Fund managers and investors are still often confused over the definition of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing because there is no single definition of ESG. This is despite all indications that the integration of ESG criteria in all portfolio management processes is the inevitable future of the asset management industry. In addition to the…

European Fund-Flow Trends, November 2019

It seems like the concerns of European investors regarding general economic growth and, therefore, declining earnings, are gone. This is in spite of continued uncertainty over Brexit and the trade war between China and the U.S. As a result, November was the ninth month during which long-term mutual funds posted net inflows this year. Equity…

Another positive month for the European ETF

November was another positive month for the European ETF industry as the promoters of ETFs in Europe enjoyed above average inflows in November. These led, in combination with the positive performance of the underlying markets, to an increase in assets under management in the European ETF industry from €809.3 bn as of October 31, 2019,…

Index Funds Are On the Rise

With the rise of ETFs, index mutual funds had been out favour with European investors until the year 2015. But even as index funds got some positive momentum since 2016, ETFs still experienced higher inflows. While I was analysing the year-to-date flows at the end of August, I was surprised that index funds (+€52.5 bn)…

The Fund Industry Needs to Re-invent Itself

The study “Searching for Growth in an Age of Disruption” conducted by the consulting firm Oliver Wyman and Morgan Stanley Research, estimates a mere one per cent compound annual growth rate for the revenues of asset managers. According to the authors of the study, the slowdown in revenue growth is driven by a growing unwillingness…