A shared platform allows all players, large and small, access to better information. Since the financial crisis, it seems that the large asset allocators have gotten larger as the increasing complexity of the industry rewards scale.
As asset management firms formulate a digital strategy, embrace automation, and drive artificially intelligent outcomes, new areas of focus are developed. We present a map of the leaders with capital, datasets and AI ambitions, and juxtapose these with new ideas, analytics and platforms.
Creating differentiation in an increasingly competitive landscape not only requires innovation in investment product/strategy and best-in-class operations, but also a strategic focus on marketing, investor relations, and branding.
1/3rd of the products on this map didn’t exist half a decade ago. Today, more and more ideas are being executed, getting funded, and getting adopted. Still, there are areas which remain un- or under-addressed: investor and fiduciary education, and collaboration amongst investors, just to name two.