Henderson/Gartmore net retail outflows hit £946m in Q3

Henderson saw £692m of net outflows from its retail range and £254m from the acquired Gartmore funds in Q3 with market uncertainty hitting sales.

Total AUM for the group fell by £9bn during the period to £65.4bn, mostly due to unfavourable market and FX movements of £5.9bn and the previously announced sale of New Star Institutional Managers of £1.1bn AUM.

Henderson retail net outflows were largely from the European SICAV fund range due to the increasing uncertainty surrounding the current European sovereign debt crisis. The decline in investor appetite for risk resulted in net outflows of £508m in the period.

However, its UK retail funds fared better with smaller net outflows of £55m. Positive flows into its fixed income and multi-manager range were offset by outflows predominantly from technology and European equity funds.

Net outflows for the Gartmore range during the period included £224m of previously notified redemptions from the time of the acquisition announcement in January 2011.

However, there were inflows across a number of funds in the Gartmore European SICAV range, particularly in the absolute return space. Outflows were concentrated on European and Latin American equity funds.

The group also reported £1bn of net outflows from institutional clients spread evenly between Henderson and Gartmore.

The Gartmore integration is now largely complete, according to Henderson.

“Gartmore outflows since the acquisition announcement to the end of the period, net of previously notified redemptions and excluding market movements, were £2.1bn resulting in 87% of the assets being retained.”

 

This article was first published on Investment Week

 

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