) announced a 0.8% dip in its preliminary month-end assets under
management (AUM) for the month of October 2012. The AUM for the
month came in at $677.4 billion compared with $683.0 billion at
the end of September.
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Unfavorable market returns, negative foreign exchange and total
net outflows, driven by $2.2 billion of outflow in the Invesco
PowerShares QQQ, were the primary reasons for the decline in AUM.
Moreover, foreign exchange led to a $1.1 billion drop in AUM.
During the period, the company's active AUM witnessed positive
long-term net inflows.
In the month under review, Invesco's preliminary active AUM was
recorded at $563.4 billion, reflecting a 0.3% fall from $565.1
billion in the prior month. Likewise, preliminary passive AUM was
$114.0 billion, down 3.3% from $117.9 billion in the last month.
As of October 31, 2012, Invesco's average assets stood at $679.2
billion, while the total value of average active assets was
At the end of October, Invesco's total equity assets slipped 2.8%
to $292.3 billion from $300.6 billion recorded at the end of
September. However, the company's fixed income assets inched up
1.0% to $168.7 billion from $167.0 billion in the preceding
Invesco's balanced assets summed up to $58.9 billion, rising 1.7%
from the previous month. However, alternative AUM remained almost
flat compared with the prior month at $84.2 billion.
Moreover, Invesco's money market AUM came in at $73.3 billion in
the reported month, almost at par with the prior month's level of
Franklin Resources Inc.
) declared preliminary assets under management (AUM) of $753.9
billion by its subsidiaries for October 2012. The company's
results rose 0.5% from $749.9 billion as of September 30, 2012.
Moreover, it increased 8.6% from $694.1 billion as of October 31,
Invesco's broad diversification strategy positions it comfortably
to benefit from enhanced global investment flows. However, the
unstable U.S. dollar, volatile equity markets and a sluggish
economic recovery, along with mounting competition, make us
Invesco currently retains a Zacks #3 Rank, which translates into
a short-term Hold rating. Considering the fundamentals, we also
maintain a long-term 'Neutral' recommendation on the stock.