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Investing in the future

Investing in the future

Taking a look at the future markets, the global asset management industry will radically transform over the next 15 years due to seismic changes.


Partner, Audit, National Asset Management Lead, National Director, Investment Management and Funds Practice

KPMG in Canada


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Investing in the future

The drivers of this change, known as megatrends, will be due to shifts in:

  • Demographics
  • Technology
  • Environment
  • Social values, behaviours and ethics

What does this mean for the Investment Management industry? The report, Investing in the future, predicts that by 2030 the client base of a typical asset manager and investor will be completely different from today’s, as generation X approaches retirement, generation Y matures and the middle class expands in emerging markets.  The report warns that current business models will not be fit for purpose.

“We are on the verge of the biggest shake-up the industry has experienced; and the message to asset managers is clear – adapt to change or your business won’t survive. The two biggest issues that need to be addressed are the changing client base and technology, and asset managers need to get to work on these areas now.”

As you read the report, we ask you to consider which trends will impact you the most? Do you need to take action now? Which do you need to monitor and track going forward? How might the rules of the game change and what would you do?

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