Asset Management: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (Vocus) June 5, 2010
The global asset management industry is a large, highly complex industry, characterized by high degree of fragmentation. The industry is distinguished by its broad scope of investments including bonds, currencies, money market, equities, and equivalent derivatives. Industrial organization, economic conditions, and institutional factors collectively influence the characteristic of asset management industry across various countries.
Long-term growth of the industry is determined by a host of factors such as the industry’s ability to handle pressures on existing business models, strategies adopted by institutional investors in the post-economic crisis scenario, implementation of stringent financial regulations, level of cooperation between major countries, specifically between G20 and G8 nations, among others. In addition, development of new, alternative investment options, product rationalization, and introduction of novel technologies are also expected to influence asset management industry’s growth.
The United States and Europe dominate the global asset management market with about 74% share of the total assets under management (AUM), as stated by the new market research report on Asset Management market. Rising life expectancy rates and falling birth rates are contributing to the growing proportion of elderly in the overall population, which further puts strain on conventional pension insurance schemes. Global economic crisis has significantly affected the asset management industry, even among investment categories that were once regarded as low-risk and safe. Contracting assets under management and reduced revenues affected performance fees and management fees, thereby affecting the overall profitability of the asset management industry.
India and China have emerged as the favored destinations for domestic and international asset managers, primarily due to the large untapped potential of the markets. Rising income levels and the substantial rise in the number of high-income individuals, an aging population, and rising inflation are accelerating the demand for assets management in these countries. Financial crisis is likely to change the composition of the industry as well as the participants. Large and diversified asset managers, either structured as multi-boutiques or with a conventional structure, capable of benefiting from economies of scale are expected to emerge unscathed from the crisis.
Key players profiled in the report include AXA Group, Blackrock Inc., BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon Asset Management, Crédit Agricole SA, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Fidelity Investments Ltd, HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase, Legg Mason Inc, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc, Natixis SA, Northern Trust Corporation, State Street Global Advisors, The Capital Group Companies Inc, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc, The Vanguard Group Inc, and UBS AG.
The report titled “Asset Management: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, competitive scenario, product introductions/innovations, and recent industry activity. The study analyzes market data and analytics in terms of Assets Under Management (AUM) for regions including the United States, Japan, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Belgium, China, India, Australia, Korea, Singapore, and Rest of World.
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