2020 is a pivotal year for asset management firms as they set their goals for future success. In order to meet the demands that they face, forward-thinking asset managers must develop clear strategic priorities that include cost containment, distribution growth, efficient operating models, and a focus on technology and data.
The managers that view their operations holistically as a whole office, rather than in silos of front, middle and back, have an advantage. They can more clearly see inefficiencies, where it makes more sense to outsource services that aren’t core to their investment process, and where leveraging next generation digital technology can boost automation and improve decision-making.
As we look to the future of asset management, the firms that succeed will find ways to support their growth while also reducing costs. Many have turned to their operating models to find ways to be nimbler. Leveraging today’s innovative technology and scalable solutions can significantly reduce costs and enhance operational efficiencies.
In uncertain times, those who adapt first are often those who succeed. While there
are significant challenges ahead, the asset management firms that view their operating
models holistically across their whole office will be the ones that rise to the top
in the search for alpha.
In partnership with WBR Insights, we surveyed 300 Heads of Investment Operations from global asset management firms to find out how they are evaluating growth opportunities in 2020. The most successful asset managers are rethinking their operating models from the perspective of their whole office, seeking holistic changes to enable future growth
Download our latest whitepaper to learn more about how asset managers plan to grow their businesses in the next two years alongside the key strategic priorities to help drive this forward.