Assets Under Management (AUM) in the Global Mutual Funds Industry to Reach US$38.3 Trillion by 2015, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global outlook on the Mutual Funds Industry. Coming out of the recessionary pressures of the 2008-09 crisis, the global mutual funds industry once again witnessed revival in investor confidence beginning 2010. However, throughout the year and the next, it was a difficult journey for the industry as en route to success it had to gather assets from individual investors by providing value-added financial planning service.

Mutual Funds: A Global Outlook

Follow us on LinkedIn – The investment fund industry differs vastly from one country to another in terms of demographics, investment objectives, needs and patterns of savings. No single strategy works for different markets in the area of mutual funds. The industry is witnessing growth in tandem with the rise in personal financial assets in the post financial-crisis scenario. Investors are again considering mutual funds as preferred investment options as they offer high returns when compared to other investment instruments. Akin to several other industries, innovation in product offerings is the key that pushes growth in mutual funds industry in both boom and bust periods. In the current volatile economic scenario, mutual funds are seriously focusing on winning back investor trust by offering innovative products that carry low risk and yield maximum return. Currently, investor interest is also being roused for growth funds as well as stocks of retail, energy and materials producing sectors. Interest in the sectors is natural, given the tendency of these businesses to quickly bounce back from an economic slowdown. Retail investors are expected to drive future growth in the mutual funds industry.

Nevertheless, while the recent past growth in mutual funds industry was interesting to observe in the larger US and European markets, down south it was a different scenario. A case in point is China, were the fast economic growth did not guarantee investment gains. In Emerging markets like China, as opposed to developed ones, steep fluctuations are quite common. Markets can soar and at the same time fall to all time lows relatively quickly. However, in the neighboring India, there is immense potential funds for growth of mutual funds, in the backdrop of significant development going on the in the country.     

Furthermore, investments in funds which are targeted towards emerging markets such as Latin America, India and China are witnessing increased interest as these countries are relatively shielded from economic uncertainties and are displaying faster growth. Other mutual fund categories such as those concentrated in equity precious metals are also registering double-digit returns, as investors are seeking to invest in precious metals such as gold to safeguard against uncertain times.

The research report titled “Mutual Funds: A Global Outlook” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers an aerial view of the global mutual funds industry, identifies major short to medium term market challenges, and growth drivers. Market discussions in the report are punctuated with a number of fact-rich market data tables. Regional markets elaborated upon include United States, Canada, Japan, Finland, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, China, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Philippines, Columbia, Mexico and UAE among others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of companies worldwide.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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