Fund buyers keep faith in active management amid volatility

Maintaining portfolio weightings

Mike Sheen
clock
Some 63% of fund buyers expect this year to herald an end to the long-running US bull market
Image:

Some 63% of fund buyers expect this year to herald an end to the long-running US bull market

Three-quarters of professional fund buyers continue to back active portfolio managers to outperform in 2019, with 83% of the group expecting greater volatility throughout the remainder of this year.

A Natixis survey, published on Monday (29 April), revealed volatility in equity markets to be a key concern of fund buyers, 78% of which still expect interest rates to increase this year, despite signals to the contrary. Is a US recession on the cards? The US Federal Reserve, among other central banks, has begun to progressive rate rises, but 58% of the 200 investors surveyed by Natixis identified hikes as the biggest portfolio risk in 2019. In addition, the Concerns and Expectations of Professional Fund Buyers for 2019 report found 63% of those surveyed expect this year to herald ...

To continue reading this article...

Join Investment Week

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the investment industry, including the Sustainable Hub covering fund news from the ESG space
  • Get ahead of regulatory and technological changes affecting fund management
  • Important and breaking news stories selected by the editors delivered straight to your inbox each day
  • Weekly members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from leading industry experts
  • Be the first to hear about our extensive events schedule and awards programmes

Join now

 

Already an Investment Week
member?

Login

More on Equities

David Coombs, head of multi-asset at Rathbones Unit Trust Management

Rathbones' Coombs: Multi-asset funds 'called it right' but unable to combat hardship

Rathbone Multi-Asset Strategic Growth

clock 05 August 2022 • 3 min read
Royal London group chief executive Barry O'Dwyer

RLAM AUM shrinks 9% in H1 but sustainable funds remain popular

9% decline in AUM

clock 05 August 2022 • 2 min read
GMAP Dynamic also received a red rating

Property fund raises red flags at Royal London

Assessment of Value report

James Baxter-Derrington
clock 04 August 2022 • 2 min read
Trustpilot