2020’s Product Development Buzzwords: Alts, ESG, ETFs, Thematic and Private Mandates
While slow in terms of new sales, 2019 was a busy year for product developers. A large number of mutual fund and ETF providers in Canada took the opportunity to expand their product shelves to include mandates in asset classes—and with management styles—beyond their traditional areas of expertise. The February 2020 Insight research feature examines the wide range of products that were launched over the last year in Canada across stand-alone mutual fund mandates, ETFs and funds of funds. The story also includes a condensed overview of product development trends in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The Trendlines feature looks into yet another emerging category: mutual funds and ETFs of high interest savings accounts.