Investor Pulse users can access a predictive model that projects forward how a category might grow or shrink over various time periods (1, 3, 6 months or 1 year). You can find this functionality on the Predictive tab.
Click on any of the bars for a close-up view of what that category has done historically and where it may go in the future.
You can also navigate to this from the SWOT chart. Click on any fund, and if it’s in a category with a forecast you’ll see that option from the Actions menu.
Forecasts are available for all US fund categories in the equity, fixed income, and allocation asset classes. Paired with the forecasts of the funds themselves this becomes very powerful to help asset managers answer the following questions:
Do I have funds that are expected to well in a category that’s expected to grow over time?
Do I have funds that are expected to do well but it’s in a category that doesn’t look so great going forward?
How are my peers positioned in these categories?
From a product development perspective, what area of the market has the greatest growth potential going forward?