Top Issues Facing Asset Managers

April 2012
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Top Issues Facing Asset Managers

At a glance

The asset management industry faces challenging markets, regulatory reform, competition for clients and talent, and new expectations from investors, regulators, industry partners and other stakeholders. In spite of these challenges, the asset management industry is positioned for future growth.

Despite signs of resurgence, the asset management industry continues to face challenging markets, the implementation of regulatory reform initiatives, competition for clients and talent and new expectations from investors, regulators, industry partners and other stakeholders.

This paper identifies nine key challenges that the asset management industry faces:

  • Governance
  • Navigating risk complexity
  • Navigating regulatory complexity
  • Delivering cost-effective technology and operations
  • FATCA and global information reporting
  • Building trust and transparency
  • Maximizing value from mergers & acquisitions
  • Pursuing growth
  • Growing and leveraging human capital

In spite of these challenges, the asset management industry is positioned for future growth.

Launch the videos below to hear leaders of PwC's Asset Management practice discuss the top issues facing asset managers.

Complete video session

Barry Benjamin, Gary Meltzer, and Will Taggart provide an overview of the nine key challenges the asset management industry is facing today and how managers are responding to these conditions

 

Achieving operational excellence

Gary Meltzer highlights the significant changes taking place in the industry and the increased demands placed on the operations functions

 

Responding to pressure on fund tax departments

Will Taggart highlights the need to invest in robust technology infrastructures to help asset managers comply with new regulatory and tax changes

 

Closing remarks

Barry Benjamin summarizes the top issues in the asset management industry and the impact these changes may have on the overall market