- Active equity, AUM, Distribution, E Fund, ETFs, Fixed Income, FMCs, Mutual Funds, QDII, Rankings, Retail investors
Fund managers more than met the challenge they faced at the end of 1Q21: minimizing migration. Fixed-income offerings did much of the lifting, with MMFs and retail-targeted bond funds enjoying broad inflows. Active equity fundraising gave ground to a swarm of new ETF launches.
Novel distribution data shed new light on the competitive trends within the front end of the business. Foreign managers inched closer to the market, with one filing for its first mutual fund. As others are nearing the complete takeover of their joint ventures, a fuller picture of the price for inorganic access is coming into focus. The second half of the year may see these products finally come to fruition amidst a host of other changing dynamics.
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