Investment management & real estate perspectives

April 2008
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Investment management & real estate perspectives

At a glance

This publication examines trends and issues impacting the asset management industry -- and features interviews with Darrell Crate of AMG, Mohamed El-Erian of PIMCO, Mark Fetting of Legg Mason, Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital Management, and Bob Pozen of MFS.

This publication follows in our tradition of producing an annual outlook of trends and issues impacting the industry. However, this year, instead of solely offering PwC's views and analysis, we interviewed several industry leaders to ask for their commentary on the current market environment and their outlook for the future of the asset management industry. Featured participants include Darrell Crate of AMG, Mohamed El-Erian of PIMCO, Mark Fetting of Legg Mason, Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital Management, and Bob Pozen of MFS.

The paper covers a wide range of industry issues currently 'top of mind', including:
  • regulatory issues
  • challenges and opportunities with respect to the financial crisis
  • transparency in financial reporting
  • FAS 157
  • globalization
  • talent management
  • addressing the retirement needs of an aging population
  • product development trends
  • industry consolidation