- Why Calastone?
/ 25 Feb 2021
Calastone Global Report
Index tracking funds are steadily taking over the fund management industry, but their progress-to-date and the pace of change vary widely from one part of the world to another and across different fund segments and asset classes. In our latest global report, we analyse the investor trends that emerge from the hundreds of millions of trades that have passed across our network over the last two years.
Our Fund Flow Index (FFI) is a ready reckoner for comparing the popularity of different types of fund with investors. It compares net fund flows to total trading activity so that a small value of buying does not score highly in a big, actively traded fund category, but is rated as significant in a smaller one. A neutral score of 50 means the value of buys equals the value of sells. A reading of 75, for example, means the value of buys is three times greater than the value of sells. The FFI is also useful for comparing fund flows from investors in countries with small populations with those with large ones, or in territories where Calasatone has a dominant market presence v those where we are smaller.