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APAC sees big swing towards fund promotion in Q1

Data by Fundamental Monitor shows the highest proportion of advertising dedicated to fund promotion since our analysis began

Key points:

  • Fund promotion accounted for 58% of all advertising in the Asia Pacific region during Q1 2022
  • The proportion of advertising dedicated to each of the major asset classes and strategies, including ESG/SRI, has fallen substantially since Q4 2021, except for multi asset
  • The number of asset managers advertising the main asset classes and strategies has dropped slightly since Q4 2021, but is still a lot higher than during the first half of 2021

Fund promotion accounted for 58% of all advertising in the Asia Pacific region during Q1 2022, data by Fundamental Monitor shows.

The first quarter of 2022 saw a big swing towards fund promotion in APAC: 58% of all advertising was dedicated to this, compared to 35% in Q4 2021. This is higher than any quarter since Fundamental Monitor started this kind of analysis.

Q1 2022 APAC ad purpose_original

Meanwhile, the proportion of brand campaigns continued to drop and stood at only 24% in Q1. Insights campaigns increased to 36% of all advertising in Q4 2021, but has since dropped again to 17% in Q1.

Q1 2022 APAC key strategies_original

The proportion of advertising dedicated to each of the major asset classes and strategies, including ESG/SRI, has fallen substantially since Q4 2021, although multi asset saw a small growth due to a massive campaign promoting a multi-asset growth and income fund from JP Morgan Asset Management.

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The number of asset managers advertising the main asset classes and strategies has dropped slightly since Q4 2021, but is still a lot higher than during the first half of 2021. The number of advertisers promoting equities and fixed income dropped by 3 and 2, respectively, while the number of ESG advertisers dropped from 28 to 27. Only ETFs saw a small increase in the number of advertisers, while the number of asset managers advertising multi-asset remained stable.

Below are some examples of the campaigns that were in market in APAC during Q1 2021:

Nomura – Fund promotion

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Alliance Bernstein – Insights

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Pictet – ESG

Q1 2022 APAC Pictet-1_original

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JP Morgan Asset Management – Multi asset

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Insights Competitor alerts APAC sees big swing towards fund promotion in Q1