Very disappointing results of active European equity fund managers in 2016 may have caused an acceleration of the shift into passive solutions, says www.fundinfo.com.
Active European equity managers got wrong-footed on sector allocation in 2016, adds the website. As ifund revealed this week, only 8% of European equity managers outperformed the MSCI Europe NR net of retail fees and just 24% did so gross of fees.
This may have caused an acceleration of the shift into passive solutions: while one year ago active European equity funds accounted for about 75% of all document views this number has most recently collapsed to 54%. This shift was most pronounced within public channels for German investors but was also remarkable for Swiss, Italian and UK investorss.
% share in document downloads over 1 year for equites Europe, Europe ex UK, and Eurozone within European and Asian sales channels.