Asset management opportunities in new realities
Roland Berger and Ernst & Young have jointly identified ten opportunities that promise sustainable growth and greater competitiveness for asset managers.
Times are tough for European asset managers. Close scrutiny from regulators and clients alike is resulting in higher uncertainty and is putting pressure on profitability. Yet at the same time, new realities in financial markets and the asset management industry are also opening up opportunities for innovative products, services and business models.
The 10 hypotheses regarding the market, competition, product portfolio and demand reveal concrete levers that asset managers can use to strengthen their business over the long term, even in today's difficult market environment. "The asset management landscape in Switzerland is currently more stable than that of wealth management. Therefore, asset managers have a prime opportunity right now to actively position themselves and hone their unique value proposition," explains Olaf Toepfer, Senior Partner and Global Head of Asset and Wealth Management at Roland Berger.