Canada's target-risk trend

Our study shows Canadians are pouring their money into target-risk funds whether they perform well or not.

Jeffrey Bunce, CFA 20 June, 2016 | 5:00PM
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Jeffrey Bunce: When we take a look at the mutual fund industry in Canada and ask ourselves what has been the dominant trend over the past five to six years and where has the money been flowing, the answer is, into target-risk funds. In fact, target-risk funds have been outselling standalone funds at a 6 to 1 clip since the start of 2010. In total, target-risk funds now make up approximately 32% of the industry total. Because of this, competition in this space has been intense.

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Jeffrey Bunce, CFA

Jeffrey Bunce, CFA  Jeffrey Bunce, CFA, is a senior investment analyst for Morningstar’s Investment Management group.

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