Australian investors lag behind the global trend for passive funds and are playing catch up on ESG, Calastone research shows ______

17 Mar 2021

The shift in investor preference for passive funds over active funds continued inexorably over the last two years, but Australian investors were more resistant to the trend than their peers elsewhere in the world, according to new research from Calastone, the largest global funds network.

The key findings from this global edition of the Fund Flow Index:

  • Significant inflows to equity funds since April 2020
  • Australians have been even more bullish than their global peers
  • Passive funds are winning the most new capital
  • But in Australia active funds were ahead in cash terms
  • ESG funds are winning the race for active fund managers
  • Australian investors are a little behind the ESG curve compared to UK and Europe

View the report in full

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