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U.S. Intermediary-Sold Fund Distribution Review - 2014

A 2014 assessment of the intermediary-sold marketplace, highlighting mutual fund and ETF growth and demand trends by channel.

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Fund Distribution Intelligence TM

Unique insights into long-term mutual fund and ETF distribution trends by channel.

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Data Source: Access Data, a Broadridge Company

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The following commentary reflects highlights from Fund Distribution Intelligence (data as of December 31, 2014).

Investors moved further toward an independent advice model in 2014. We saw a 19% increase in the use of passive products among financial intermediaries, especially among RIAs. The passive/actively managed mix among third party distributors increased from 27/73% at the end of 2013 to 29/71% by the end of the 2014. RIAs have 34% of passive, up 3% from the end of 2013.

Total third party distribution of LTMF and ETF assets increased by 12% to $9.54 TN. IBD and RIAs outpaced wirehouses – a trend that we expect to continue in 2015. IBD channel led in terms of total LTMF and ETF AUM in 2014 representing $2.33 TN a 14% increase over 2013. RIAs accounted for the second highest AUM with $1.74 TN, a 9% increase over 2013. The wirehouses followed closely with $1.68 TN and private banks with $1.49 TN.

Fund Distribution IntelligenceTM comprises the most complete sales and asset data collection in the industry, creating transparency into more than $9 trillion of long-term mutual fund and ETF assets across 900+ distributors. This intelligence provides firms with critical information for distribution, product development and sales and marketing to make strategic decisions, effectively allocate resources, and accelerate growth. Data is collected monthly and can be analyzed by channel, geography and more. Data subject to occasional corrections and adjustments.