The Canadian investment funds industry ended the first quarter of 2021 on a high note as optimistic investors bought into funds at a record pace, against the backdrop of a recovering global economy. Unlike the prior year, the all-important 2021 RRSP season surpassed all expectations in terms of volumes and directionality of new flows. The high tide lifted most boats, more than ever recorded in any first quarter.
The current issue of Insight dissects the sales results of the first quarter of 2021 and investigates mutual fund and ETF sales trends from the standpoints of sponsor types, asset classes, product categories and more. The Trendlines article documents the retail deposit landscape and discusses how preferences for such products have evolved one year since the pandemic started.