Welcome to the Fall 2010 edition of the Deposit and Fixed Income Advisory Service (DFIAS), Investor Economics’ flagship research focused on deposits, guaranteed interest annuities, fixed income securities, fixed income investment funds, and principal‐protected notes.
As with previous editions, each individual section of the report looks in detail at the major trends underpinning the evolution of the different products populating the deposit and fixed income continuum. The sections consider the marketplace from a number of vantage points, including distribution channels, product structure, interest rate/pricing factors, term to maturity, liquidity, transactions, segmentation by account size, and provincial distribution. Each section begins with key takeaways, and exhibits are accompanied by commentary.
The current issue updates all key metrics to the end of the second quarter of 2010 (to the end of August for fixed income funds).