Good credit: Shifting consumer preferences toward exchange-traded funds will support industry demand

The Open-End Investment Funds industry has been on a roller coaster ride in recent years, largely due to equity market volatility. Over the five-year period, the biggest driver of growth for the industry has been the evolving investor preference for exchange-traded funds. In the coming years, investor inflows will continue; however, competitive pressures and the industry's shift toward low-fee, exchange-traded funds will temper growth prospects for the more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The biggest driver of growth for the industry has been the evolving investor preference for exchange-traded funds
  • Establishment growth has forced existing funds to cut fees to attract and retain investor capital
  • Growth in assets accounted for by ETFs is anticipated to continue to outpace asset growth for mutual funds
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Mid-Atlantic is one of two major operating regions for the Open-End Investment Funds industry. The Mid-Atlantic accounts for an estimated 22.4% of total industry establishments in 2017. The large percentage of establishments in this region can be attributed to the high concentration of operators in New York and Delaware. New York's large share of establishments (8.7%) can be attributed to its geographical proximity to key institutional clients and to some of the largest and most liquid securities and commodity exchanges in the world. The large concentration of operators in Delaware, particularly compared with its population, can be attributed to various beneficial tax, privacy and asset protection laws in the state. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Open-End Investment Funds Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Open-End Investment Funds Industry are

  • Having an extensive distribution network
  • Having a good reputation
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as S&P 500 and Yield on 10-year Treasury note in the Open-End Investment Funds industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Open-End Investment Funds Industry?

    This industry comprises legal entities (funds) that earn fees by pooling and investing money, giving the investors rights to a proportional share of the fund performance. Ownership shares of these funds are sold to the public in initial public offerings with additional shares offered continuously. Investors redeem the shares at prices determined by the fund’s net asset value or market value. This report focuses on mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

    Industry Products
  • Money market funds
  • Equity funds
  • Hybrid funds
  • Bond funds
  • ETFs
  • Industry Activities
  • Sponsoring and offering equity funds
  • Sponsoring and offering bond funds
  • Sponsoring and offering money market funds
  • Sponsoring and offering exchange-traded funds
  • Sponsoring and offering hybrid funds
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • S&P 500
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note
  • Investor uncertainty
  • Personal savings rate
  • Regulation for the Investment Management industries

  • Current Performance
  • Volatile markets make for volatile revenue
  • Declining fees and changing client characteristics
  • Fund sponsors and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • ETF dominance
  • Growing importance of investment companies
  • Table: Open-End Investment Funds Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Open-End Investment Funds Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Retirement & Pension Plans
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Financial Planning & Advice
  • Portfolio Management
  • Securities Brokering
  • Stock & Commodity Exchanges

  • Products & Services
  • Equity funds
  • Bond funds
  • Money market funds
  • ETFs
  • Hybrid funds
  • Chart: Open-End Investment Funds Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Baby Boomers
  • Generation X
  • Millennials
  • GI Generation
  • Nonfinancial Institutions
  • Financial Institutions
  • Other (including nonprofits)
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Open-End Investment Funds Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Open-End Investment Funds

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Open-End Investment Funds Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    VanguardFidelity Management and Research LLCCapital Group Companies Inc.
  • Table: Vanguard - financial performance
  • Table: Fidelity Management and Research LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Capital Group Companies Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Open-End Investment Funds Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Open-End Investment Funds Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Investor uncertainty (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Exchange-Traded Funds
  • An investment vehicle that is traded on a stock exchange much like a stock.
  • Individual Retirement Account
  • An investing tool used by individuals to earn funds for retirement savings. There are several types of IRAs, including traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs.
  • Liquidity
  • The degree to which an asset or security can be easily bought or sold quickly in the market without impacting the asset's price. Liquidity is characterized by a high level of trading activity.
  • Target Date Fund
  • Also known as a "lifestyle fund," assets are managed to a more conservative risk tolerance as the target date (usually retirement) approaches.
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