• The impact of MiFID II

    The revision of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive requires both a major implementation effort and a re-assessment of business models.

  • Regulation disrupts the private equity landscape

    We explore the effects of an evolving regulatory landscape confronting both private equity funds and investors.

  • FinTech adoption index

    With financial technology use growing dramatically, we surveyed 10,000 digitally active people to see what’s driving adoption.

  • New opportunities for asset servicing

    Our Global Asset Servicing Study includes feedback from top asset servicing companies in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, revealing their key areas of focus.

  • Wealth and asset managers face new digital age

    As banking adapts to an increasingly digitized world, how prepared are wealth and asset managers?

  • ETF growth brings more influence - and scrutiny

    Confidence for continued growth is high among respondents in our latest Global ETF Survey, but they also worry about regulatory misunderstandings and related reputational risks.

  • Social media for wealth managers

    The benefits of social media include enhancing reputation, building intimacy with clients, boosting retention and supporting meaningful, two-way interactions between advisors and clients.

  • Rise of the machines in global funds distribution

    Electronic platforms are becoming a vital channel in funds distribution. Learn more about this key trend in the inaugural issue of Connectivity.

  • The $500 trillion prize

    Our comprehensive survey of the global pension and retirement market uncovers seven key findings that can help grow retirement assets five-fold over the next decade.

Survive. Sustain. Grow.

That progression describes the global wealth and asset management industry from the bottom of the global financial crisis through today. The industry has emerged from the financial crisis to face a changing and complex regulatory and tax environment and a rapidly changing client base that’s older and more risk-averse, yet more sophisticated and demanding.

Firms are now keenly focused on managing regulatory change, risk and volatility and rapidly positioning themselves to compete for market share. Many firms have been forced to consider redesigning their business operating models as part of a renewed strategic focus on aggressive cost control and operational efficiency.

More importantly: growth has returned to the industry. Lines are blurring, both in the regulated and alternative spaces, as managers look to diversify revenue streams and find new opportunities. Firms must fully understand how the distribution game has changed, both globally and locally, and how to most effectively increase revenue and improve margins.

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