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Three Asset Management Marketing Trends to Watch in 2018

Jason Fidler
Written by Jason Fidler January 31, 2018

Asset management has undergone a long period of disruption since the financial crisis ten years ago, but according to a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of the industry’s reinvention. PwC’s exhaustive study found that there will be far fewer firms managing far more assets in only five or ten…

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Asset Management, Seismic News, Trending Topics
Can Content Automation End the Quarterly Update Crisis?

Can Content Automation End the Quarterly Update Crisis?

Chris Monaco
Written by Chris Monaco September 28, 2017

With average industry margins falling from 34 to 31 percent over the past decade, and most experts forecasting a continued slide to 20 percent over the next five years, it’s critical for asset management firms to foster productivity in conjunction with improving operational efficiency. Last year Seismic surveyed over 100 individuals from 37 asset management…

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Asset Management, Marketing Efficiency
Increasing Asset Managers' Operational Efficiency

Increasing Asset Managers’ Operational Efficiency

Chris Monaco
Written by Chris Monaco September 14, 2017

Asset managers are under the gun to adjust their operational models and expand margins in the face of prevailing headwinds. This isn’t some 2016 narrative; it’s language adapted from a FundFire article published today. In the piece, a survey commissioned by State Street and conducted by Longitude Research cites that 66 percent of institutional investors…

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Asset Management, Content Strategy, Technology & Data
Asset Management News and Trends Trivia

Asset Management News and Trends Trivia

Chris Monaco
Written by Chris Monaco August 3, 2017

It’s August. The oft-celebrated dog days of summer are in full swing, so let’s be honest with ourselves. Most folks are on vacation doing absolutely nothing productive, and those who are actually in the office, presumably reading this post, probably aren’t doing a whole lot either. No. That’s unfair. They are, but not really. Hey,…

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Asset Management
Asset Managers: Reducing Risk with Smart Data

Asset Managers: Reducing Risk with Smart Data

Chris Monaco
Written by Chris Monaco July 20, 2017

Risk: An innate characteristic of asset management that all firms must measure and mitigate. How this occurs and to what extent it can occur is a topic of interminable discussion among managers, analysts, and regulators alike, particularly since 2008. For example, the SEC’s amendments to rule 204-2 and Form ADV, among others, aim to provide…

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Asset Management
Women in Finance and the Changes We Want to See

Women in Finance and the Changes We Want to See

Chris Monaco
Written by Chris Monaco June 29, 2017

Today marks the start of a new monthly series for this blog, one that focuses on the topics and people advocating for and propelling the advancement of women in finance. Seismic’s Jillian Hughes will be our immersion journalist, relaying her insights, experiences, and discoveries from each panel, dinner, seminar, or cocktail hour related to women…

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Asset Management
Dangerously Elusive Growth in Asset Management

Dangerously Elusive Growth in Asset Management

Chris Monaco
Written by Chris Monaco May 25, 2017

As promised several weeks ago, this post will look at a recent joint report from Oliver Wyman and Morgan Stanley. The report, an analysis of the past, present, and future factors impacting wholesale banks and asset managers’ revenue, includes a survey of senior executives from the latter industry with $15T in assets under management. The…

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Asset Management