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September in Brief: Bond exit as investors anticipate interest rate rise

Bond exit as investors anticipate interest rate rise
September was always going to be a tricky month for European asset managers; not only were global bourses in an ongoing state of stress over China’s declining growth prospects, but it was also a quarter date when portfolio advisers tend to review their client holdings and re-allocate for the final quarter. Redemptions were, of course, the order of the day. Withdrawals of €8bn were light when compared with the €18bn of outflows suffered in August, but a nasty bond sell-off (-€17bn) was cause for concern. Investors continue to be fearful of interest-rate rises, and although the US Federal Reserve held its hand in September, anticipation continues to drive sentiment. This month’s bond outflows were the worst seen for two years and have now pushed the year-to-date total down to just €40bn. Read more

European Fund Market - Data Digest
Mid-Year Review 2015

Broadridge's annual review of the European funds industry provides 20 pages packed with sales and assets data on activity in different markets, as well as a look at which groups and products prospered in 2015. The report includes unique data on cross-border activity, as well as commentary on various issues that impact the industry over the near term and long term.

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