3 Q2: Bond Fund Demand in 2013, 2014, 2015 and Beyond?
4 Q3: Will Global, Tactical AA Continue to Lead Demand Q3: Will Global, Tactical AA Continue to Lead Demand? Further Refinements of Balanced Global Investing?
5 Q4: Equity Fund Sales: ‘2H’12, 2013-14 Q4: Equity Fund Sales: ‘2H’12, ? Beyond Focus on Asset Allocation Solutions, Dividend Income?
6 Q5: Emerging Market Investing: Already Matured beyond Just Episodic, to Strategic and Core? Assets, $BNet New Flows, $BObjective Name (SI)04/122008200920102011YTD-04/12Emerging Markets, Regional, and Sector FundsInt'l Emerging Market Equity316.56.533.356.519.021.2Global Equity Sector63.00.94.23.86.01.0Pacific Equity without Japan27.0(3.5)4.93.9(4.2)0.7Int'l European Equity16.2(2.9)(0.6)(2.4)(1.2)0.2Pacific Equity with Japan9.5(0.1)22.214.171.124Int'l Latin America Equity9.4(0.8)2.0(1.3)(3.2)Int'l China Equity18.10.4(2.7)(2.3)Int'l Japanese Equity8.8(1.4)(1.0)2.6Int'l Single Country Equity50.7(3.0)11.18.7(1.1)Total519.2(3.8)58.267.516.021.9Source: Strategic Insight Simfund MF
7 Q6: Will Relative Risk-Adjusted Returns Remain Key Screening Criteria for Traditional Diversified Funds?(e.g., 1Q12 Flows vs. Trailing 3-Yr Risk-Return Relative Scores, SC/MC*)*Mid / Small Cap Stock actively-managed Funds; Relative risk and return rankings measured within each fund’s Morningstar categories; bubble size corresponds to 1Q’12 net flows. The funds in the charts clearly share appealing risk-return characteristics for the 36 months ending March 2012.
8 Q7: Search for Alternative, Lower Down-Side Risk Ways to Invest - Cyclical or Secular? (Data below exc. ETPs)
9 Q8: Can New ETFs Concepts Bridge Successfully the Opportunity Gap of Index and True Active Management?
10 Q9: Equilibrium Forces in 3-5 Years Q9: Equilibrium Forces in 3-5 Years? Distribution of Actively Managed Funds Expand Fastest Where?+9%% Change-1.5%+1.0%-0.7%+0.7%Source: SI Fund Sales Survey10
11 Q10: Share of FA Distribution with Point-Of-Sale Compensation in 2015? Source: Coates Analytics Distribution Management System / SI Analysis*Note: Reflective of data from national broker dealer firms with both commission based and wrapplatform data captured in Coates Analytics Distribution Management System.11
12 Q11: More of the Same in Coming Years, or a Reversal? Source: Coates Analytics Distribution Management System / SI Analysis
13 Q12: Fund Asset Velocity in Discretionary Accounts Alarming to Investment Managers, Some DistributorsSource: Coates Analytics Distribution Management System / ICI / SI Analysis
14 Q13: What % of FA Sales in Y-Share Class in 2014? Source: SI Fund Sales Survey
15 Q14: Daddy, What is 12b-1?Source: SI Fund Sales Survey
16 Q15: Another New Normal in a No Load World Ahead: Opportunities? Re-Invent “direct to the investors” distribution?Increasingly, our personal footprint on the internet helps identify a bias around “self directing,” “validating,” and “delegating,” and how best to communicate with each person for maximum engagement. Also, a revised map of “influentials” with mutual fund distribution “klout”Use such understanding to invigorate existing portals for “direct to investors?” Or new portals (Amazon, Google, Facebook, eHarmony?)