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February 28, 2024
The growing Active ETF graveyard

In a retail market starved of growth opportunities, the prospects of new capital pools offered by active ETFs continue to entice asset managers. Despite a flurry of new entrants, few active managers have been able to gain genuine traction in the market. 

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December 14, 2023
Retail asset management: winners & losers

Large active managers have struggled to maintain pace with passive and niche-active providers in recent years. With a particularly difficult year drawing to an end, what will drive the competitive outlook over the next five years?

November 20, 2023
Outsized Impact: Playbooks for Consolidators

The anticipation is for a moderation in the number of IFA firms selling to Consolidators in 2023. Strategic buyers, aligning their offerings with the more comprehensive requirements of selling adviser-owners, are likely to experience a renewed influx in their prospect pipelines.

November 13, 2023
Advice: A multi-billion dollar opportunity

Australia’s latent demand for financial advice is worth over A$2.2bn annually. Meeting this demand would have a profound impact on the lives of millions of Australians but requires bold policy resets.

November 2, 2023
Brand matters

Good brands bring competitive benefit. This is especially true in reinsurance, an industry where partnerships and capabilities are critical to out-performance longer term. Our 2023 Top 50 global brand rankings for Property & Casualty reinsurance offer insight into overall brand performance.

August 1, 2023
Industry Funds gain further traction in HNW

Industry funds’ dominance of Australia’s retirement system is widely acknowledged, though their infiltration of the HNW segment has stayed largely under the radar. This poses new challenges for retail competitors.