Vijantha Naidoo

Global Brand Rankings: Asset Management

Brand quality is a critical element of asset manager propositions, offering a relevant customer centred dimension in a performance dominated world. A reputable brand can deliver differentiation from competitors and embodies trust, although also conveys a responsibility that managers live up to expectations.

Outsized capabilities, outsized impact

The effects of climate change are increasingly evident. Who better than re/insurers – blessed with the advantages of data, expertise, and balance sheets – to play an outsized role in driving broad-based adaptation to changing global climate, as well as the transition to net zero?

A future industry structure

Advice propositions today are largely based on providing consumers with comprehensive advice (considering a wide range of the consumer’s financial needs, circumstances and products) on an ongoing basis and consumers have either accepted that or not engaged at all.

A bright future for active ETFs

It has been a tough start to the year for ETFs (and for asset management in general), headline flows into ETFs to H1 CY22 were down ~23% period-on-period, with market volatility testing the nerves of many investors. However, looking beyond the headline numbers, there’s still a lot to play for.

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