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Since 2009, the investment management industry has moved from postcrisis recovery to precrisis profitability, although new regulations, price pressures and other threats remain. This comprehensive report from Boston Consulting Group professionals offers an authoritative glimpse into the asset management sector’s evolution and the challenges it faces. getAbstract recommends these informed insights to industry participants and investors interested in what the latest trends mean for them.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the asset management industry fared in 2014;
  • How the sector’s focus, product mix and geographic reach is shifting; and
  • What asset managers should do to remain competitive and adapt to these trends.
 

About the Authors

Gary Shub et al. are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group worldwide.

 

Summary

While topline data look promising for the global asset management industry, bottomline trends are disturbing. Worldwide, assets under management (AUM) rose 8% to a record $74 trillion in 2014, while industry profits grew 7% to $102 billion. Despite that progress, AUM growth was slower than in 2013 and came mainly from market advances rather than new business. Greater regulatory costs and investor pushback are keeping fees low.

In contrast to previous years when US managers led the pack, growth in AUM, revenues and profits occurred more evenly around the world. Net asset flows in Europe for 2014...


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