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How Asset Managers Can Win the Fee Compression Fight

Alyssa Drury
Written by Alyssa Drury February 25, 2019

Around the world, institutional asset managers face significant headwinds from smaller, lower-cost firms. As a result, they’re being forced to make a difficult decision: reduce their fees or stand their ground, relying on their track record of performance to justify their cost. Of course, in an environment where active fund managers haven’t always been able…

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Two Asset Management Predictions for 2018

Two Asset Management Predictions for 2018

Alessandra Fagone
Written by Alessandra Fagone April 5, 2018

The Summit for Asset Management (TSAM) wrapped up its London roadshow last month, and based on the conversations and sessions in which I participated discussing client reporting and communications, marketing and sales, data management, risk and performance, and more—it’s clear that the asset management industry is evolving rapidly. A recurring set of trends began to…

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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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3 Highlights from Celent’s Innovation & Insight Day

3 Highlights from Celent’s Innovation & Insight Day

Chris Monaco
Written by Chris Monaco April 6, 2017

This past Tuesday over three dozen wealth and asset management professionals gathered in Boston to hear from a team of Celent analysts on topics like artificial intelligence, robo-advisors, behavioral traits of Millennials, and the most pressing challenges facing firms today. The symposium’s format consisted of a mix of presentations and panels, with a robust Q&A…

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Technological Trends in Asset Management: The Growth of Blockchain

Technological Trends in Asset Management: The Growth of Blockchain

Chris Monaco
Written by Chris Monaco September 7, 2016

The proverbial table for asset management’s evolution has been set for quite a while. Some would say what started with the financial and regulatory effects of the Great Recession has now bubbled to the surface, manifesting itself in the form of high overhead, lower AUM and, subsequently, fewer managers. Regarding actively managed assets, the US-based…

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Managing Your Brand as an Asset: A TSAM Highlight

Managing Your Brand as an Asset: A TSAM Highlight

Chris Monaco
Written by Chris Monaco June 30, 2016

Just as AUM can be affected by external factors and internal decisions, so too can an asset management firm’s brand, and in today’s faster-than-immediate client feedback loop, reactions can impact value before a firm has a chance to pivot. To continue the topical arch started earlier this month, this post will explore how the value…

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Give the People What They Want: Multi-Asset Investments

Give the People What They Want: Multi-Asset Investments

Chris Monaco
Written by Chris Monaco May 19, 2016

The availability of choice and supply and demand are hallmarks of any customer marketplace, and asset management is no different, as the industry is quickly becoming one that offers as much variety as those that sell mobile devices or caffeinated beverages. With an expected peak of $3.7 trillion in 2020, the demand for multi-asset investment…

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How Financial Services Firms Can Avoid the Quarter-End Headache

How Financial Services Firms Can Avoid the Quarter-End Headache

Alyssa Drury
Written by Alyssa Drury March 15, 2016

It’s almost that time again…the end of the quarter. Marketing teams at financial firms around the globe are taking aspirin and getting sleep in while they can in preparation of the long, tedious hours ahead of updating sales and marketing materials. It’s an ironic process; firms make these updates a top priority yet the updating…

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5 FinTech Trends to Watch in 2016

5 FinTech Trends to Watch in 2016

John Riley
Written by John Riley January 15, 2016

Here at Seismic, we spend lots of time with senior executives from institutional financial services firms. Most of our interactions are with leaders of marketing, distribution, and compliance teams at asset management and wealth advisory firms. From those conversations, and from information culled from the trade and business publications and portals we scour daily, we’ve…

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