City of London has announced its trading statement for 1Q’24. The main feature of the quarter was soft markets, with the MSCI Emerging Markets total return index declining 2.9% and the MSCI All-Country World ex US Index down 3.8%. Widening discounts also led to underperformance across the CLIM strategies and group FUM declined 6% to $8.88bn from $9.42bn. There were net outflows as well. The Emerging Markets strategy’s net outflow of $53m was in line with our forecast rate, while the International strategy also saw $71m of net outflows. KIM also experienced net withdrawals of $25m.
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