Morningstar is now offering information on fund flows and market share to its institutional clients through its Morningstar Direct platform.
The information will be on U.S. open-end, money market and exchange-traded funds; European funds; offshore funds; and Japanese open-end funds. Later this year it will include U.S. variable annuities and separate accounts; Australian investment trusts; and global hedge funds.
Fund Flows offers timely estimated cash flow and market share data for a variety of investment types across multiple geographical markets, said Sylvester Flood, head of Fund Flows. It supplies critical knowledge for performing competitive analysis, developing new investment vehicles and communicating with shareholders.