Research Reports»Calastone May 2019

Adopting new technology will be important in helping the investment funds industry to capture new business and to deliver secure, efficient services.

Asset managers must think constantly about their strategies for innovation and technology improvement. with our latest survey of funds professionals in asia, we assess the situation on the ground.

Having explored growth opportunities for the investment funds industry in Asia, we then looked at the impact that technology development will have.

The next section has been included in the survey for the past two years. This analyses which companies will be the most valuable partners to asset management firms in managing business innovation and which will be the primary sources of disruption within the funds industry (fig 10).

Repeating a question that was also included in the 2017 and 2018 surveys, we asked respondents whether asset managers are good at making use of data about their distribution supply chain (fig 16).

In concluding the survey, we asked participating firms to focus on their future sales opportunities and to predict which three markets or regions across their distribution networks will be most important for raising new assets (fig 20, page 22).

Upcoming webinars

Fund oversight and compliance are crucially important features of the modern investment landscape. Our panel discussion will examine current challenges and assess why it's time to integrate, automate and digitise.

Approaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals midpoint, Clarity AI analysis reveals a mismatch: a $3.7T gap, urging investors to bridge it and align sectors for global progress.