The assets that matter

In search of new returns, fund managers focus on the fundamentals

New research explores the evolution of fund management and finds investment professionals retooling for an uncertain future.

Operating models that evolved during the pandemic must be reviewed; new value propositions are emerging at pace; and multiple stakeholders are making demands. Sustainability, talent and technology are at the forefront of minds.

Amid rising costs and industry consolidation, asset managers must narrow their focus. Talk of recovery has been replaced by two new watchwords: 'talent' and 'growth'.

The past 12 months have seen a spate of M&A deals as money managers seek scale and new efficiences. So how are leaders feeling about the fundamentals of their operations and the extent of their ambitions?

ESG has got to be the single biggest, hottest talent area right now in our industry. We need to bring onboard those ESG experts that can partner with clients and partner with our portfolio managers to make sure we are delivering the solutions that our clients want.

Doug Sharp Senior Managing Director and Head of EMEA, Invesco

Building for brighter times

The buy-side is focused on rebuilding and reskilling for the future.

What do you see as the greatest challenges to your current operating model?

What are your most important strategic priorities for the next 12 months?

How do you expect your technology operations to change?

Sustainable investment: a work in progress

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