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2019 begins with focus on global equity strategies: eVestment

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Investors and consultants globally have increased their focus on global equity strategies more so than on any other segment to start 2019, said a survey.

According to the January 2019 eVestment Advantage Viewership Report, Global All Cap Core and Value Equity strategies saw the greatest universal increases, but it was GQG Partners' Global Equity strategy, within the Growth Equity category, which saw the greatest single increase in inquiry compared to the prior six months.

The report said that investors and consultants in the UK showed an increased interest in Chinese equities, in particular products in RQFII/QFII-China A-Shares Equity and Overseas China Equity universes.

Within the former universe there was rising interest in Allianz Global Investors' China A-Shares Equity strategy. In the latter universe there was rising interest in Zeal Asset Management's Zeal Voyage China Fund strategy.

UK firms' products attracted rising interest in multiple regions. eVestment clients in the UK, Europe ex-UK and Asia ex-Japan focused an increased amount of interest toward Aberdeen Standard Investments' products in January.

UK investors and intermediaries were focused on the firm's Diversified Growth Fund strategy, Asia ex-Japan clients focused on the Emerging Markets Equity strategy and Europe ex-UK clients shifted interest to the firm's European Equity Income Fund strategy.

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