CAMRADATA, a 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 GBP50+ billion AuM, Kames Capital in the GBP20-GBP50 billion AuM, Unigestion SA in the GBP5-GBP20 billion AuM and Third Avenue Management in the GBP0-GBP5 billion AuM.
Almost 21,000 searches were carried out in CAMRADATA Live over the 12 months to 31 March 2017.
Sean Thompson (pictured), managing director, CAMRADATA, says: “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.”
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