Windows into the Mutual Fund Industry

A periodic online and print newsletter written by SI analysts, based on the firm’s data-based research, covering areas of the US and global mutual fund industry.

Clients can select from the latest Windows below or from the list of all Windows.



Windows Into the Mutual Fund Industry May 2014       5/15/2014
  In this edition: Q1'14 summary; insights for distribution opportunities across a range of channels; updates on liquid alternatives distribution and on ETFs in the U.S. and globally; evolving pension regulations in the UK; U.S. DC observations, and more.
   
Windows Into the Mutual Fund Industry February 2014      2/12/2014
  The latest issue of Windows looks back on highlights of Q4 and 2013. We explore the bank & trust distribution channel and provide an update on alternative funds. This issue also reviews the Canadian fund industry in 2013 looks forward to the future of the burgeoning ETF market. In addition, we provide an update on the variable annuity space and review trends in the Global and Asian fund industries.
   
Windows Into the Mutual Fund Industry November 2013       11/14/2013
  The latest issue of Windows looks back on highlights of Q3 and of 2013 so far. We review bond fund redemptions by distribution channel and provide an update on product innovation in active ETFs. This issue also contains a discussion of managed volatility funds and an overview of the 403(b) market. In addition, we provide an update on alternative funds, an overview of European DC markets, and an analysis of investment trends in the Chilean pension system.
   
Windows Into the Mutual Fund Industry August 2013       8/15/2013
  In this edition: updates on fund distribution and share class trends; industry profitability benchmarks; innovations among non-traditional mutual funds and ETFs; DC and DCIO programs; variable annuities; and developments outside the US. We close with highlights from our well-attended recent annual client conference.
   
Windows Into the Mutual Fund Industry May 2013       4/26/2013
  In this edition: a revealing discussion of fund distribution by channel (RIAs, NBDs, IBDs, Private Banks, Trust Cos, etc.) - with assets and flows for each. Similarly, using our new data set of $7 trillion of funds and ETFs, another brief compares the use of ETFs and funds by channel, as well as the different adoption pattern of ETFs by institutional vs. retail investors. Other articles update funds and ETF trends, as well as retirement income evolution. We also include mentaries from SI's Canadian division and our FRC team.