The top asset managers in China controlled nearly three-quarters of that national mutual funds in 2012, a market-share second only to that of fund managers in India, new research shows.
Cerulli Associates, Boston, discloses this finding in a report, “Asian Distribution Dynamics 2013.” In its 12th iteration, the study explores market sizing, product trends, distribution strategies, fee revenue and profitability in the Asian mutual fund industry.
The report pegs the market share of the top 20 mutual fund managers in China at 72.5 percent, up from the 70 percent and 68.4 percent recorded in 2011 and 2010, respectively. The bottom 20 managers in China controlled just 2.5 percent of mutual fund assets (excluding cross-border funds, exchange-traded funds and fund-of funds), down from 3.8 percent in 2011 and 6.3 percent in 2010.
The report notes, however, that the market is likely to become more fragmented as more players enter the space in the wake of regulatory changes.