Why is it time to move to Cyprus?

The events that took place this year taught us a lot. Even those of us who experienced the restrictions on traveling in the past, have long been accustomed to the fact that in modern reality, we are free to move around the world. For many people who are used to immediately solving their problems, the…

ESG Investors Need Transparency

The global fund industry has come under pressure as asset managers have witnessed an increasing demand for ESG investments. An increasing number of investors want to make a positive impact on ecological and/or social goals with their investments. Therefore, they would need more transparency on the integration of ESG criteria within the portfolio management process,…

COVID-19 hits the European fund industry

The coronavirus pandemic hit the European fund industry with declining markets and estimated net outflows of €125.9 bn in the first quarter of 2020. The flows were mainly driven by developments around the spread of the coronavirus and the lockdowns of economies around the globe since these circumstances may lead to a global recession with…

European Fund-Flow Trends – February 2020

European investors switched to a risk-off mode in February due to uncertainties over a possible shortage in supply chains caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus in China and the respective increased volatility on the global equity markets. Nevertheless, long-term mutual funds posted net inflows for the month. Bond funds (+€30.4 bn) were the best-selling…

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…