|Consolidation Trends Show That For Managers, 'the World is Not Enough'|
Consolidation is an important and current theme within the investment industry. Many firms are considering M&A deals and with the arrival of COVID-19, that's taken on a fresh urgency. This report by State Street examines these priorities through the lens of strategy, operating transformation, culture, and data.
This 19-page report by Northern Trust is a multi-year, aggregated analysis of over 200 global institutional equity portfolios. It examines some of the underlying risk components that impact a portfolio's ability to achieve its intended results.
State Street's Growth Readiness Study charts transformation across three key areas of the investment industry – investments, operations, and distribution. This latest iteration presents the results of a survey conducted in September and October 2020.
This SimCorp paper examines some of the main factors that influence how buy-side firms currently think about data; versus how they should be thinking about data.
The retirement savings universe has been simplified by TDFs (target-date funds) and other lifecycle investment products. But what risks remain? And what happens when the glidepath is not enough? This paper by Jacobi delves into some of these important questions.
In this report, Principles for Responsible Investment offers asset owners guidance on how to address RI principles and ESG factors in their relationships with their respective investment managers.
This guide by Principles for Responsible Investment seeks to assist asset owners with developing a monitoring process for their respective investment managers. The guide acts as a helpful framework (with an initial list of questions) to be included as part of the reporting and monitoring structure.
This guide has been produced by Principles for Responsible Investment. It aims to support asset owners in their selection of investment managers.
This academic study explores how plan sponsors chose asset management firms when delegating $1.6 tn in assets between 2002 and 2017.
How do pensions trustees approach the difficult task of manager selection? What are trustees looking for in a fund manager? This white paper is a joint effort between Aon and University of Leeds.
Hiring too many fund managers can cause unexpected outcomes. In this blog post, Northern Trust's Michael Hunstad, PhD explores this phenomenon.
Sacking an investment manager is complex and expensive. So what type (and size) of drawdown should cause you to risk changing a manager? This Man Group paper provides some important and fascinating detail.
It won't come as a shock to anyone that COVID-19 and the various national lockdowns have greatly impacted the way fund management firms operate. Callan conducted a survey of fund managers to assess how their firms are approaching the so-called 'new normal' – working from home, office closures and reopenings, meetings, business travel, etc.
McKinsey & Company's deep dive into the North American asset management industry finds an industry in structural transition.
In this 40-page joint research effort, Oliver Wyman and Morgan Stanley present an in-depth review of the state of the wealth management industry and provide recommendations for the C-suite.
This 24-page white paper from Deloitte discusses the future impact of technology upon global fund management businesses.