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Anticipated Mounting Costs from TSR Rule

With the imminent implementation of the Tailored Shareholder Reports (TSR) rule, firms are changing their processes and, usually, incurring new costs.
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Most Asset Managers Have Sales Enablement Groups

72% of the 26 asset managers surveyed by FUSE and The SME Forum currently have sales enablement groups.
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Active Equity ETF Clones Outperform their Mutual Fund Counterparts

88% of active equity ETF clones outperformed their mutual fund counterparts in post-tax returns.
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Active ETF Flow Dynamics: Industry Demand Doesn’t Ensure Scalability

72% of active ETF net flows fell within the range of $50 million in net inflows to $50 million in net outflows from 2022 through ...
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Despite Rising Revenues, Asset Manager Profits Remain Under Pressure

Profit margins have declined over the past two years, lingering near the lowest level in the past 10 years.
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The Essential Role of Specialists

The increasing complexity of asset manager offerings has led to a significant rise in the need for sales specialists, with firms employing an average of ...
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Active Fund Launches: Survival of the Fittest

Only 9% of active mutual funds and ETFs attained $1 billion in AUM five years post-launch.
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Asset Management Lags the Finance Sector in AI Usage

Asset management lags the rest of the financial services sector in the adoption of AI as a predictive analytics tool, particularly within distribution.
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Beware! Converting CEFs to an Open-End Fund Can Lead to Lower Revenue

FUSE examined 37 CEF to open-end (mutual fund and ETF) conversions and found three months post-conversion, the original CEF’s average revenue decreased by 63%.
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Active ETFs Continue Their Ascent

Active ETF momentum continued in 1Q24, with the launch of 64 active ETFs.
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