Opinion on Mutual Funds in North America

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Citigroup: going for brokerage

Citigroup has agreed to sell most of its asset management business to Legg Mason in exchange for Legg Mason's broker-dealer business. This will more clearly define Citigroup as a brokerage/advisory operation and eliminate regulators' and investors' concerns about potential conflicts of interest arising from the firm selling its own funds.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Exchange traded funds: sunshine on a cloudy day

There remains a glimmer of hope in the asset management industry, even as significant outflows continue from hedge funds, capital protected structured products, property and equity funds. Exchange traded funds, only launched in the US in 1993, now account for almost 40% of all US stock trading volume.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jan 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Hedge funds taming is a near possibility

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is in the final stages of regulating the hedge fund industry and the proposal is now up for a 60-day public consultation period prior to a final vote. Datamonitor's Vikram Sehgal argues that criticism against the ruling is unwarranted...

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jul 2004
Expert View
Expert View

Hedge funds turn to technology

Traditionally, IT vendors have had limited scope to service the lucrative world of hedge funds, but increasing exposure and regulation are forcing this industry's participants to look to technology to ease some of their pain points. Opportunities for IT vendors are not restricted to the hedge funds industry alone but extend to service providers such as prime brokers and fund administrators.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Money market funds: back in fashion

In the wake of large-scale outflows from money market funds late last year, Datamonitor argued that investors' fears around this fund class were unjustified, and predicted significant movements of cash back into the category. The latest data shows that we were right: money market funds are back in fashion, although they will have to fight for investors' attention during 2009.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2009
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Expert View

The global wealth market is unlikely to experience steady growth before 2014

The persisting eurozone crisis, a slowing Chinese economy, and escalating political instability in the Middle East are all contributing factors to the unpredictability that is expected to continue in global markets over the next couple of years. This will translate into continued stock market volatility, as seen in 2011 and early 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2012

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