Investment Services: A Global Outlook
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2012
Follow GIA on LinkedIn – Investment services industry is largely dependent upon investors’ appetite for risks, organizations’ capability to invest in businesses and bank loan policies. Technological advancements have become one of the key growth drivers for investment services industry. Information technology devices account for more than 75% of equipment procured by the securities industry. Regular activities such as trade settlements and clearance, customer service, stockbrokers’ communication with clients and other related activities are highly dependent on information technology. Technological advancements have led to the creation of many new products and services, thereby considerably improving the productivity of the industry. Online trading has enabled increased participation of investors.
Hedge funds represent the fastest growing sector of the investment services industry, given its financial flexibility, economic advantages and ability to capitalize on risk-return tradeoffs. Hedge funds sector is growing driven by improved infrastructure, tighter risk controls and growing interest of institutional investors towards these funds. Institutional investors represent the dominant category of investors for hedge funds. Other major clients of hedge funds are HNW investors, mass-market investors, and mass affluent investors. In Europe, London is becoming the hub of the European hedge fund market. In Asia, Australia is a leading hedge fund market driven by the country’s expanding investment management sector.
The research report titled “Investment Services: A Global Outlook” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry, highlights latest trends and demand drivers, in addition to providing statistical insights. Regional markets briefly abstracted include the United States, Canada, Japan, France, UK, and Russia among others. The report offers a compilation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of companies worldwide.
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