Pursuing growth in uncertain times

Pursuing Growth in Uncertain Times – Capturing the Long-term Opportunity is the title of a new paper from SimCorp, a provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry. The paper presents new findings from analysts and industry experts about the main opportunities for growth in the asset management industry, summarises Sim Corp.

Many of the key pain points such as risk management, regulatory compliance, reporting and cost control, which have been consuming a significant amount of executive time since the onset of the Global Financial Crisis, are now being efficiently handled.

The report identifies a number of trends underpinning the shift to a focus on growth.  These include changing demographics, which over the next 15 years will see more and more people living longer putting pressure on asset managers to meet greater disbursement obligations and client demand for products delivering higher returns such as exchange-traded derivatives, commodities and high yield bonds.

SimCorp says its ‘meta-study’ amalgamates findings from industry analyst assessments, topical academic literature and other secondary research resources including, but not limited to, surveys and reports from Citisoft, EY, PwC, Boston Consulting Group, TABB Group and CEB Tower Group.