Lausanne Summit marked highly by fund selector delegates
Over half, 53%, of respondents to a survey of delegate experience at the InvestmentEurope Pan-European Fund Selector Summit held in Lausanne earlier this year have given top marks to the event, and all said they would like to attend the event again next year.
Overall, the event scored 4.4 out of 5 across all respondents, with more than half, 53.13% rating it 5 out of 5, with a further 37.5% rating it 4 out of 5.
These are among the findings of a follow-up survey, to find out more about the subsequent activities of the delegates and the level of engagement experienced with those asset management groups that participated in the event.
Another question asked respondents to state with which groups they had done business in the six months to early October – ie, in the two quarters following the event.
Leading the response rate was BlackRock, which saw some eight in 10 respondents say they had done business with the world’s biggest asset manager by AUM.
BNY Mellon, Invesco, Threadneedle and M&G Investments rounded out the top five list of managers at the event that delegates had done business with over the period.
Have you done business with the following groups in the last six months?
|Amundi Asset Management||35.48%|
|Henderson Global Investors||35.48%|
|Goldman Sachs Asset Management||29.03%|
|Ignis Aset Management||29.03%|
|Old Mutual Global Investors||29.03%|
|First State Investments||12.90%|
|Capital Strategies Partners||9.68%|
Turning to the question of which asset classes had been invested in, over seven in 10 respondents said that they had invested in European equities, with around six in 10 noting they had invested in global equities and emerging market debt.
Unconstrained and total return fixed income were other popular asset classes.
Which of the following asset classes or strategies have you invested in?
|Emerging Market Debt||59.38%|
|Unconstrained Fixed Income||46.88%|
|Total Return Fixed Income||43.75%|
|European Smaller Companies||28.13%|
|Global Equity Income||28.13%|
|Global Equity Absolute Returns||28.13%|
|Multi-asset Targeted Returns||18.75%|
|Japan Long/Short Equity||12.50%|
|None of the above||6.25%|