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The Global Fund Distribution Website provides clients of the report with access to monthly updates to our in-depth study.
Our ongoing Commentary combines our up-to-date qualitative observations from discussions with clients and industry leaders worldwide with SI Global’s data and analysis. With findings on net new flows, assets, blockbuster funds and managers, new product launches, and more, clients can stay informed of recent industry changes. Past Key Graphs and Tables are continually accessible for global industry tracking.
Our team also regularly provides live webcasts to share significant findings, discuss quarter and year-end results, and address clients’ questions. Recordings and PowerPoint presentations from the sessions are available on the Webcasts area of GFD site.
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Now Available: The Seven Secrets of Distribution
Monday, November 1, 2010 at 6:45 PM
Strategic Insight has just published "The Seven Secrets of Distribution," an in-depth study update on global fund distribution. Highlighting survey results from over one thousand interviews with professional fund buyers worldwide over the course of two years, this report assesses the structural changes in fund and manager selection methodologies following the global financial crisis. For more information on this report, please click here.
Highlighting survey results from over one thousand interviews with professional fund buyers worldwide over the course of two years, this report assesses the structural changes in fund and manager selection methodologies following the global financial crisis.
For more information on this report, please click here.
The Seven Secrets to Carmignac's Success
Monday, August 31, 2009 at 11:20 AM
After many years of sub-billion asset existence, Carmignac through June 2009 alone collected $10 billion to its three flagship funds. How did they do it?
China, Center of Gravity for the World —
Anniversary and Ambition
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 5:54 PM
China is becoming the center of attention for the world, prominently positioned with a CSI 300 Index launch by ChinaAMC gathering $3.6 billion in just three days in July, and China Universal capturing $1.3 billion into a Shanghai Composite Index Fund.
- this week moved its CEO to Hong Kong from London, acknowledging, “Asia and China are the centre of gravity of the world and our business”.
- The G20 officially replaced the G7, mostly to make room for the growing role of China (and Brazil).
- Robert Zoellick, current president of the World Bank, in a Johns Hopkins University lecture pointed toward the Chinese Renminbi and the Euro as alternatives to the US dollar (the World Bank forecasts 7.2% GDP growth for China this year).
In light of the 60th anniversary celebrations of communist China, our latest commentary focuses on its growing global influence...
Asset Allocation, Bismarck, China and the US Dollar — Emerging Market Fund Opportunities
Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 9:57 PM
After BRIC, BRICK and Chindonesia, industry observers are now suggesting Otto von Bismarck as the new EM godfather: Brazil, India, South Africa, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia, China and Korea.
A few of the meaningful trends include: a) a broader set of emerging markets are likely to lead the industry in terms of growth in the years ahead; b) emerging markets are distancing themselves from “developed” markets, especially the US; c) there are growing concerns about the US dollar, and the Bismarck economies are proposing a more diversified global currency system...