Executive Insights

Sionline's Executive Insights provide timely and informative commentaries on topics critical to the fund business. Written by Strategic Insight's research team, they draw from our published reports, client work, and observations of recent trends and news in the industry.

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Annual Update Contractual Management Fee Breakpoint Schedule Comparison Fiscal Year 2018      10/24/2019
 
   
U.S. Intermediary-Sold Distribution Review Q2'2019      8/19/2019
  While the overall mutual fund market experienced lower net inflows during Q2'19, funds held in the intermediary channel improved over first quarter flows. Long-term mutual funds pulled in net inflows of $51.8 billion after outflows of $11.0 billion in the prior quarter. Intermediary-held ETFs continued to gain momentum through the second quarter of 2019, experiencing net inflows of $24.3 billion after Q1'19 net deposits of $10.4 billion.
   
Money Management Financial Comparisons 2018      6/21/2019
  Published annually since 1988, this report provides a summary of the financial results of 30 publicly traded asset managers.
   
US Intermediary-Sold Distribution Review - Q1'2019      6/3/2019
  Long-term mutual funds held in intermediary channels faced a mixed Q1'19. While the broader market experienced a substantial rebound from fourth quarter outflows, intermediary-sold funds experienced net outflows of $12.0 billion. Intermediary-held ETFs experienced net deposits of $10.2 billion during the first quarter of 2019, a significant drop from the fourth quarter of 2018.
   
US Intermediary-Sold Distribution Review 2018      2/14/2019
  Severe market losses in the fourth quarter of 2018 led to significant pullback for the fund market and created a strong divide across different investment structures. Q4'18 net redemptions counteracted mutual fund flows throughout the rest of the year, leading to aggregate net outflows for the year. ETF flows conversely stayed largely positive across asset classes.
   
US Intermediary-Sold Distribution Review Q3'2018      11/15/2018
  Rising U.S. stock prices during the first parts of Q3'18, along with relative calmness in bond markets, yielded strong overall demand during the quarter - particularly within passive equity and active fixed income strategies. While markets have since shifted amid October's elevated volatility, adviser buying characteristics during Q3 provide important insights into developing demand trends.
   
Contractual Management Fee Breakpoint Schedule Comparison Fiscal Year 2017      9/12/2018
 
   
Annual Update: Mutual Fund Industry Fee and Expense Benchmarks Fiscal Year 2017      9/12/2018
 
   
US Intermediary-Sold Distribution Review Q2'2018      8/15/2018
  While market volatility eased during the second quarter, rising geopolitical uncertainty contributed to demand challenges. Active strategies, in particular international equity funds, faced headwinds during the latter stages of the quarter. The intermediary-sold space, however, continued to offer pockets of opportunity for both active managers as well as ETF providers.
   
Money Management Financial Comparisons 2017      7/19/2018
  Published annually since 1988, this report provides a summary of the financial results of 21 publicly traded asset managers.
   
US Intermediary-Sold Distribution Review Q1'2018      5/18/2018
 
   
Annual Update: Contractual Management Fee Breakpoint Schedule Comparison Fiscal Year 2016      2/27/2018
 
   
Annual Update: Mutual Fund Industry Fee and Expense Benchmarks Fiscal Year 2016      2/27/2018
 
   
US Intermediary-Sold Distribution Review 2017      2/22/2018
  This report examines distribution channel size and growth, as well as investor demand trends within both mutual funds and ETFs during 4Q 2017. This issue also provides analysis on full-year 2017 results and some considerations for distribution in 2018. It based on the intermediary-sold fund distribution data transparency contained in Simfund. This data encompasses asset and net flow information (updated monthly) for over $12 trillion of open-end stock and bond mutual fund and ETF assets across over 900 distributors and nine distribution channels.
   
US Intermediary-Sold Distribution Review Q3'2017      11/14/2017
  This report examines distribution channel size and growth, as well as investor demand trends within both mutual funds and ETFs during Q3’2017. It based on the intermediary-sold fund distribution data transparency contained in Simfund. This data encompasses asset and net flow information (updated monthly) for over $11 trillion of open-end stock and bond mutual fund and ETF assets across over 900 distributors and nine distribution channels.