From side-attraction status at the dawn of the decade, fund wraps are now in Fundland’s mainstream. Benefiting from a broad market shift toward solutions, fund wrap assets have grown to account for one- fifth of the total investment fund pie.
But just how big an impact has this rapidly expanding product segment, whose building blocks are individual funds themselves, had on the investment funds industry and its players? The September 2007 issue of Insight explores the segment’s influence on Fundland’s growth and sales. Beginning with a bird’s-eye perspective of the overall investment funds industry, our analysis then descends to monitor the importance of fund wraps at the specific asset class, distribution channel, company, and individual fund levels.