CAMRADATA LAUNCHES NEW MONTHLY SNAPSHOT OF ASSET CLASS SEARCHES TO KEEP INVESTORS ON TOP OF TRENDS

CAMRADATA, a leading provider of data and analysis for institutional investors, has launched a new monthly snapshot of the top investment searches carried out in CAMRADATA Live, to provide investors with greater insight into the latest trends.

The top three asset classes searched in March 2017 were US Equity, Global Equity and Global Diversified Growth Funds.

There was also increased interest in Emerging Markets Debt, which moved from being the 21st most searched asset class in February 2017 to the 10th in March 2017.  There was also greater search activity focused on Global Corporates during March, compared to February.

The top searched asset managers were BlackRock in the £50+ Billion AuM, Kames Capital in the £20-£50 Billion AuM, Unigestion SA in the £5-£20 Billion AuM and Third Avenue Management LLC in the £0-£5 Billion AuM.

Almost 21,000 searches were carried out in CAMRADATA Live over the 12 months to 31st March 2017, demonstrating that it is a leading resource for institutional investment firms (consultants, pension funds and insurance companies) and global asset management firms.

Sean Thompson, Managing Director, CAMRADATA said, “US Equity was the number one searched for asset class in March, up from the third place in February. This is in line with our last quarterly trend report, which showed US equities remaining buoyant.

“Global Equity was knocked from top position last month to second place, however, investors remain keen on this asset class which continues to offer growth and good returns. It’s interesting that Emerging Markets Debt has leapt up the search terms, despite falling yields in recent years – indicating growing optimism for this asset class.”

Sean Thompson concluded, “We will be releasing this data monthly to keep investors on top what is happening in the markets. It is also an early indicator of the investment trends we may see in our more detailed quarterly reports.”

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