As investment funds continue to take a larger share of Canadian wealth in the post-pandemic economy, fund providers are looking to adapt to the changing needs of investors by innovating their product offerings. Asset managers have been developing products at an exceptional rate to cater to changing preferences and to better align with the market conditions that are projected to arise in the near future.
The March feature story of Insight explores the key trends in product development in the Canadian investment fund shelf over 2021. A special feature on recent U.S. product development highlights the rise of actively-managed ETFs, among other trends, south of the border. The Trendlines article examines trends in deposits and, particularly, guaranteed investment certificates (GICs), as interest rates rise and the yield curve steepens.