Lausanne Summit marked highly by fund selector delegates

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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?

BNY Mellon45.16%
Threadneedle Investments38.71%
M&G Investments38.71%
Amundi Asset Management35.48%
Henderson Global Investors35.48%
Goldman Sachs Asset Management29.03%
Ignis Aset Management29.03%
Old Mutual Global Investors29.03%
First State Investments12.90%
Martin Currie12.90%
Capital Strategies Partners9.68%


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?

European Equities71.88%
Global Equities62.50%
Emerging Market Debt59.38%
Unconstrained Fixed Income46.88%
Total Return Fixed Income43.75%
Multi-asset Strategies43.75%
Convertible Bonds31.25%
European Smaller Companies28.13%
Global Equity Income28.13%
Global Equity Absolute Returns28.13%
Multi-asset Targeted Returns18.75%
Japan Long/Short Equity12.50%
Global Resources12.50%
None of the above6.25%


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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